Anna Tancin Lambert (University of Oslo and Department of Neurology Østfold Hospital Trust, Norway) discussed with us exciting interim findings from the international, multicentre, prospective, observational Nordic Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke (NOR-FIB) study, which highlight atrial fibrillation as the hidden cause of cryptogenic stroke (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02937077).
1. What proportion of stroke and transient ischaemic attack cases are classified as cryptogenic? (0:05)
2. What are the current recommendations for secondary prevention of cryptogenic stroke? (0:35)
3. Could you tell us a little about the aims and design of the NOR-FIB study? (1:05)
4. What have been the interim findings of this study? (1:42)
5. What changes would you like to see in the guidelines for stroke screening for underlying causes? (2:53)
Speaker disclosure: Anna Tancin Lambert reports that the study devices were partly funded by Medtronic.
Support: Interview and filming supported by Touch Medical Media.
Filmed at the 6th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) and 1st EAN Virtual Congress, May 2020.
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