Table 1

Full inclusion and exclusion criteria

Inclusion criteriaExclusion criteria
Studies including participants with either cryptogenic stroke or TIAsAny review papers, editorials, opinion pieces or other reviews
Studies including the use of any form of extended ECG monitoring >24 hoursStudies published in languages other than English
Studies which defined the duration of AF detected as >30 sStudies published before January 2011
RCTs and prospective cohort studiesStudies in which the minimum duration of AF was unspecified or <30 s
  • AF, atrial fibrillation; RCTs, randomised controlled trials; TIA, transient ischaemic attack.