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Monitoring pulse after stroke may help prevent subsequent stroke
Monitoring pulse after stroke may help prevent subsequent stroke (July 24, 2014 - Insidermedicine) From Germany - According to research published in Neurology, keeping an eye on pulse after a stroke can help prevent a second stroke. Researchers studied over 250 people who had experience a stroke, giving these patients and their families instructions on how to monitor the pulse for atrial fibrillation. These readings were then compared to an electrical reading of the heart. Results showed that 57% of participants had atrial fibrillation, and that patients own measurements had a specificity of 96% and a sensitivity of 54%
 
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