[Cerebral embolism in elderly patients with atrial fibrillation].

  title={[Cerebral embolism in elderly patients with atrial fibrillation].},
  author={Hiroshi Yamanouchi},
  journal={Nihon Ronen Igakkai zasshi. Japanese journal of geriatrics},
  volume={30 5},
Novalvular (nonrheumatic) atrial fibrillation (NVAF) is the most common cardiac condition associated with presumed embolic stroke, accounting for approximately half of the cardiogenic embolic infarctions. Of autopsied stroke patients in the Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Hospital, cerebral infarction was found in 75%, intracranial hemorrhage in 19%, and… CONTINUE READING