Acute stroke with atrial fibrillation. The Copenhagen Stroke Study.

  title={Acute stroke with atrial fibrillation. The Copenhagen Stroke Study.},
  author={Henrik Stig J\orgensen and Hitoshi Nakayama and J D Reith and Hans Otto Raaschou and T S Olsen},
  volume={27 10},
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common arrhythmia and a major risk factor for stroke. Many physicians remain reluctant to provide stroke prevention by anticoagulant therapy especially for elderly individuals with AF. Using multivariate regression analyses, we studied the characteristics and the prognosis of stroke in patients with AF. METHODS The study is part of the Copenhagen Stroke Study, a prospective, community-based study of 1197 patients with acute stroke treated on a stroke… CONTINUE READING
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