Electrocardiographic Left Atrial Abnormality and Risk of Stroke: Northern Manhattan Study Clinical Sciences

Conclusions— ECG-defined left atrial abnormality was associated with incident cryptogenic or cardioembolic stroke independently of the presence of AF, suggesting atrial thromboembolism may occur without recognized AF.
Source: Stroke - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Electrocardiology, Echocardiography, Arrhythmias, clinical electrophysiology, drugs, Embolic stroke, Risk Factors for Stroke Clinical Sciences Source Type: research

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AbstractAtrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia and its prevalence is expected to further increase. Patients with atrial fibrillation have an increased risk of stroke (fivefold increased risk), heart failure, and death. In patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation, the most recent guidelines recommend the use of the CHA2DS2-VASc (congestive heart failure, arterial hypertension, age  >  75 years, diabetes mellitus, stroke/transient ischemic attack, vascular disease, age 65–74 years, sex category) scoring system to identify those who may benefit from oral anticoagulant treatmen...
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Background and Purpose—The CHA2DS2-VASc stroke score (congestive heart failure, hypertension, age ≥75 (doubled), diabetes mellitus, prior stroke or transient ischemic attack (doubled), vascular disease, age 65–74, female) is used in most guidelines for risk stratification in atrial fibrillation (AF), but most data for this score have been derived in Western populations. Ethnic differences in stroke risk may be present. Our objective was to investigate risk factors for stroke in AF and application of the CHA2DS2-VASc score in an Asian AF population from Korea.Methods—A total of 5855 oral anticoagulant&n...
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