Association of left ventricular hypertrophy and chronic atrial fibrillation with the incidence of new thromboembolic stroke in 2,384 older persons

Wilbert S. Aronow, Chul Ahn, Itzhak Kronzon, Hal Gutstein

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Abstract

In a prospective study of 2,384 persons, mean age 81 years, at 44-month follow-up, new thromboembolic stroke developed in 510 of 2,384 persons (21%). The Cox regression model showed that significant independent risk factors for new thromboembolic stroke were atrial fibrillation (risk ratio 3.2), left ventricular hypertrophy (risk ratio 2.8), prior stroke (risk ratio 2.2), and male gender (risk ratio 1.2).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)468-469
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume84
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 15 1999

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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