Assessment of CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc scores in obstructive sleep apnea patients with atrial fibrillation

@inproceedings{Szymanski2014AssessmentOC,
  title={Assessment of CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc scores in obstructive sleep apnea patients with atrial fibrillation},
  author={Filip M. Szymanski and Krzysztof Jerzy Filipiak and Anna E. Platek and Anna Hrynkiewicz-Szymańska and Grzegorz Karpinski and Grzegorz Opolski},
  booktitle={Sleep and Breathing},
  year={2014}
}
Assessment of stroke risk and implementation of appropriate antithrombotic therapy is an important issue in atrial fibrillation patients. Current risk scores do not take into consideration the comorbidities associated with elevated thromboembolic like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The aim of the study was to establish whether atrial fibrillation patients with coexisting OSA have higher stroke risk according to CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc scores. Two hundred fifty-four consecutive patients… CONTINUE READING
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