Effectiveness of risk stratification according to CHADS2 score in Japanese patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.

@article{Masaki2009EffectivenessOR,
  title={Effectiveness of risk stratification according to CHADS2 score in Japanese patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Nobuyuki Masaki and Makoto Suzuki and Ryota Iwatsuka and Akira Mizukami and Leon Kumasaka and Wataru Nagahori and Masakazu Ohno and Akihiko Matsumura and Yoshiaki Maruyama and Yuji Hashimoto},
  journal={International heart journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={50 3},
  pages={323-9}
}
Cerebrovascular events increase with additional risk factors in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). The relative risk proportional to the number of risk factors in Japanese patients has not been reported. The prevalence of risk factors was investigated for over 2 years in a prospective cohort study of 265 patients with NVAF. The CHADS2 score is a widely used risk stratification scheme that includes age, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, previous stroke, and heart failure… CONTINUE READING

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