CHADS2 and CHA2DS2VASc scores as predictors of cardioembolic sources in secondary stroke prevention

  • Tiago Sáa, João Sargento-Freitasb, +7 authors Luís Cunhab
  • Published 2017

Abstract

Introduction and Objectives: Cardioembolism is one of the most common causes of ischemic stroke, with an estimated prevalence of 20-30%, and correct diagnosis is essential given the therapeutic implications. Although stroke risk scores (CHADS 2 and more recently CHA 2 DS 2-VASc) have been validated in heterogeneous populations of patients with atrial… (More)

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