Association of extracranial carotid arterial disease and chronic atrial fibrillation with the incidence of new thromboembolic stroke in 1,846 older persons

Wilbert S. Aronow, Chul Ahn, Myron R. Schoenfeld, Hal Gutstein

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In the present prospective study, 281 of 1,846 older persons (15%) had 40% to 100% ECAD and 253 of 1,846 older persons had chronic atrial fibrillation. The Cox regression model showed that significant independent risk factors for new TE stroke were atrial fibrillation (p = 0.0001, risk ratio 3.3), 40% to 100% ECAD (p = 0.0001, risk ratio 2.5), prior stroke (p = 0.0001, risk ratio 2.1), and male gender (p = 0.045, risk ratio 1.2).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1403-1404
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 1 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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