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Risk of ischemic stroke in AFib patients

The risk of ischemic stroke in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation patients is 2 to 7 times (200% to 700%) greater than in those without the disease.

Fuster V, Ryden L, Cannom D, Crijns H, et al. ACC/AHA/ESC 2006 Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation. Am Coll Cardiol. 2006; 48: e149-246. http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/full/114/7/e257

Reference

Title
ACC/AHA/ESC 2006 Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation
Publication
Am Coll Cardiol
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Fuster V, Ryden L, Cannom D, Crijns H, et al.
Pages
e149-246
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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