Atrial fibrillation significantly increases total mortality and stroke risk beyond that conveyed by the CHADS2 risk factors.

@article{Crandall2009AtrialFS,
  title={Atrial fibrillation significantly increases total mortality and stroke risk beyond that conveyed by the CHADS2 risk factors.},
  author={Mark Crandall and Benjamin D. Horne and J Daniel Day and Jeffrey L Anderson and Joseph Brent Muhlestein and Brian G. Crandall and Jeffrey P. Weiss and Jeffrey S Osborne and Donald L. Lapp{\'e} and Thomas Jared Bunch},
  journal={Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE},
  year={2009},
  volume={32 8},
  pages={981-6}
}
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with an increased risk of mortality and stroke. However, it is unclear if AF is independently associated with these poor outcomes or it is merely a risk marker of other processes that convey the risk. METHODS Consecutive patients who underwent angiography for suspicion of coronary artery disease, but without a history of AF, were studied. Traditional CHADS2 (congestive heart failure, hypertension, age >75 years, diabetes, stroke/transient… CONTINUE READING
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