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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria of the HEBRAS study

From: HEart and BRain interfaces in Acute ischemic Stroke (HEBRAS) – rationale and design of a prospective oberservational cohort study

Inclusion criteria
 • Written informed consent by patient
 • Age ≥ 18 years.
 • Acute ischemic stroke (with matching brain lesion on MR imaging).
 • Admission to the stroke unit at the Charité, Campus Benjamin Franklin
 • Enrolment within 144 h after onset of stroke-related symptoms.
Exclusion criteria
 • Known AF by past medical history before hospital admission.
 • AF according to 12-lead ECG on hospital admission.
 • AF according to inpatient ECG recording / stroke unit monitoring before enrolment.
 • Pre-stroke life expectancy less than 1 year.
 • Participation in an interventional study.
 • Pregnancy and / or breast-feeding.
 • Contraindications to undergo MRI (i.e., mechanic heart valve, cardiac pacemaker)
 • History of adverse response to MRI contrast agents
 • Clinically severe heart failure (NYHA III-IV) [37]
 • Renal insufficiency (creatinine > 1.3 mg/dl (females); creatinine > 1,7 mg/dl (males))