Scoring patients to identify high risk of recurrence rafter embolic stroke of undetermined source

Takeaway

  • A simple scoring system can identify patients with embolic stroke of undetermined source (ESUS) who have high recurrent stroke risk (RSR).

Why this matters

  • ESUS is prevalent (»17% of ischemic stroke events), and about 5% of patients with ESUS have stroke recurrence (SR).

  • Assessment for high RSR could help the identification of interventions and allocation of health care resources.