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Atrial fibrillation stroke risk

Atrial fibrillation (AF) increases the risk of severe and recurrent ischemic stroke. Patients not treated with anticoagulants have a 2.1-fold increase in risk of recurrent stroke and 2.4-fold increase in risk of recurrent
severe stroke.

Penado, S, M Cano, O Acha, JL Hernández, and JA Riancho. Atrial Fibrillation as a Risk Factor for Stroke Recurrence. Am J Med. 2003; 114(3): 206-10. http://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-9343%2802%2901479-1/abstract

Reference

Title
Atrial Fibrillation as a Risk Factor for Stroke Recurrence
Publication
Am J Med
Publication Date
2003
Authors
Penado, S, M Cano, O Acha, JL Hernández, and JA Riancho
Volume & Issue
Volume 114, Issue 3
Pages
206-10
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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