Risk factors for new thromboembolic stroke in patients ≤62 years of age with chronic atrial fibrillation

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

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Abstract

In a prospective study of 312 older patients with chronic atrial fibrillation, at 36-month follow-up evaluation, new thromboembolic stroke developed in 162 of 312 patients (52%). Significant independent risk factors for new thromboembolic stroke were prior stroke (risk ratio = 1.6), rheumatic mitral stenosis (risk ratio = 2.0), left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy (risk ratio = 2.8), abnormal LV ejection fraction (risk ratio = 1.8), serum total cholesterol (risk ratio = 1.005), and serum high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (risk ratio = 0.96).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-121
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume82
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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