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Risk of stroke in people with AFib

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The risk of having a stroke increases 5-fold in individuals with AFib. Individuals with AFib also have more severe and recurrent strokes than those without the disease.

Atrial Fibrillation is Associated with Severe Acute Ischemic Stroke. Neuroepidemiology. 2003; 22: 118-23. http://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/68743

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Title
Atrial Fibrillation is Associated with Severe Acute Ischemic Stroke
Publication
Neuroepidemiology
Publication Date
2003
Pages
118-23
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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