Risk factors for ischemic stroke in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation and therapeutic international normalized ratio range.

Risk factors for ischemic stroke in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation and therapeutic international normalized ratio range. Arch Med Sci. 2019 Sep;15(5):1217-1222 Authors: Wańkowicz P, Nowacki P, Gołąb-Janowska M Abstract Introduction: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cause of ischemic stroke (IS). Atrial fibrillation patients are recommended to use oral anticoagulants (OACs) as part of prevention against IS. However, despite having a therapeutic intensity of OAC therapy, IS can still occur in such patients. The aim of our study was to examine the configuration of IS risk factors in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) and within the therapeutic INR range (TINR). Material and methods: Our retrospective study involved 1835 patients with a recent IS. The experimental group consisted of 154 patients with acute IS, NVAF and TINR. The control group consisted of 1681 patients with acute IS but without AF. Results: Patients with IS, NVAF and TINR were significantly older and more often female than patients with IS without NVAF (p
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