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AFib-related stroke and disability

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Stroke is very disabling and individuals recovering from a stroke who also have AFib have a higher risk of remaining disable or handicapped compared to stroke patients without AFib.

Characteristics, Outcome, and Care of Stroke Associated with Atrial Fibrillation in Europe: Data from a multicenter multinational hospital based registry (The European Community Stroke Project). Stroke. 2001; 32. http://stroke.ahajournals.org/content/32/2/392.long

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