Embolic events in 93 elderly Chinese patients with atrial fibrillation.

@article{Cao2000EmbolicEI,
  title={Embolic events in 93 elderly Chinese patients with atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Xiaoxiao Cao and Shan Wang and Li-dan Jiang and Li-sheng Liu and He Huang and Zheng Lu},
  journal={Chinese medical journal},
  year={2000},
  volume={113 4},
  pages={320-3}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the prevalence of embolic events and relevant factors in elderly Chinese patients with atrial fibrillation(AF), and to provide evidence on ways to prevent embolic events. METHODS Autopsy data from ninety-three continous elderly Chinese patients with AF were analysed. The incidence of embolic events and its relationship to underlying disease, pathologic changes in the heart, and other clinical characteristics were examined. RESULTS Embolism were observed in 27 of 93… CONTINUE READING