Provided at the Canadian Stroke Congress.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Stroke Consortium make no representation or warranty concerning their accuracy or reliability.. Alberta study shows how smaller centers drive better outcomes for patients A fresh model for stroke care has been studied in rural Alberta to reduce inequities in health across communities. This model, provided at the Canadian Stroke Congress, displays how hospitals in rural areas can mimic the type of care that's often only obtainable in larger centres.Meningitidis would help inform future recommendations for chemoprophylaxis and treatment.

Tommaso Sanna, M.D., Hans-Christoph Diener, M.D., Ph.D., Rod S. Passman, M.D., M.S.C.E., Vincenzo Di Lazzaro, M.D., Richard A. Bernstein, M.D., Ph.D., Carlos A. Morillo, M.D., Marilyn Mollman Rymer, M.D., Vincent Thijs, M.D., Ph.D., Tyson Rogers, M.S., Frank Beckers, Ph.D., Kate Lindborg, Ph.D., and Johannes Brachmann, M.D. For the CRYSTAL AF Investigators: Cryptogenic Stroke and Underlying Atrial Fibrillation Ischemic stroke is one of the leading factors behind death and disability.1 The reason remains unexplained after routine evaluation in 20 to 40 percent of cases, resulting in the classification, by exclusion, of cryptogenic stroke.2-6 Atrial fibrillation is a well-recognized cause of ischemic stroke,7 though the risk is markedly reduced by anticoagulation7,8 Documentation of atrial fibrillation is required to initiate anticoagulant therapy after ischemic stroke.8 In the lack of documented atrial fibrillation, antiplatelet brokers are recommended.7 Provided the paroxysmal and asymptomatic character of atrial fibrillation often, it could not be detected with the use of traditional monitoring techniques.9-12 Strategies for recognition of atrial fibrillation possess included in-hospital monitoring,13 serial electrocardiography ,14,15 Holter monitoring,16 monitoring by using exterior event or loop recorders,17-22 long-term outpatient monitoring,23-28 and monitoring through insertable cardiac monitors ,29-31 yielding recognition rates which range from 0 to 25 percent.