Stroke Arrhythmia Monitoring Database (SAMBA)
Cardiac arrhythmia are frequently observed after stroke. They may on one hand be causative for the stroke mainly in case of atrial fibrillation but on the other hand present severe complications of the stroke. In addition, cardiac comorbidity as well as acute myocardial infarction are frequently found in acute stroke patients. Diagnostics to identify cardiac arrhythmia in the acute phase of stroke care thus have an important role not only for adjusting the correct secondary prevention but also to prevent cardiac complications potentially reducing morbidity and mortality.
The aim of the SAMBA-Study is to systematically assess the prevalence of higher grade arrhythmias after stroke using a standardized reading of 72h telemetric monitoring in the first days after stroke onset. In addition, it evaluates different strategies to identify paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
- Prevalence of high grade cardiac arrhythmia after stroke [ Time Frame: 72 hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
- Detection of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation by different diagnostic approaches [ Time Frame: 72 hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Cerebral lesion distribution in patients with cardiac arrhythmia [ Time Frame: 72 hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Impact of arrhythmia on clinical outcome and mortality after 90 days [ Time Frame: 90 days post stroke ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||June 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||March 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Patients on the Stroke Unit|
|University Hospital Erlangen, Dept. of Neurology|
|Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany, 91054|
|Principal Investigator:||Martin Köhrmann, MD||Universityhospital Erlangen; Dept. of Neurology|