Atrial fibrillation, stroke, and acute antithrombotic therapy: analysis of randomized clinical trials.


BACKGROUND Strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) are typically larger, are associated with higher early mortality, and occur in older patients versus strokes in patients with sinus rhythm. Until recently, the value of antithrombotic therapies for acute stroke management has been based on empiric evidence. SUMMARY OF REVIEW We present a… (More)


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