Atrial fibrillation as a risk factor for deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary emboli in stroke patients.

@article{Noel1991AtrialFA,
  title={Atrial fibrillation as a risk factor for deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary emboli in stroke patients.},
  author={Pierre Noel and Francine Gregoire and Alessandra Capon and Ph Lehert},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={1991},
  volume={22 6},
  pages={
          760-2
        }
}
In 539 consecutive stroke patients admitted to a rehabilitation department, we studied the possible role of atrial fibrillation as a risk factor for deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism by analyzing a series of relevant clinical data in patients with and without atrial fibrillation and in patients with and without venous thromboembolic complications. Deep venous thrombosis as well as advanced age and cardiac disease were significantly (p less than 0.001) more frequent in patients with… CONTINUE READING

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