Thursday, March 23, 2017

Type of atrial fibrillation and stroke risk


From a recent paper:

Background—Whether the pattern of atrial fibrillation (AF) modifies the risk/benefit of anticoagulation is controversial…

Conclusions—In ENGAGE AF-TIMI 48 trial, patients with paroxysmal AF suffered fewer thromboembolic events and deaths compared with those with persistent and permanent AF.

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