Extracranial Systemic Embolic Events in Patients With Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation: Incidence, Risk Factors, and Outcomes.

@article{Bekwelem2015ExtracranialSE,
  title={Extracranial Systemic Embolic Events in Patients With Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation: Incidence, Risk Factors, and Outcomes.},
  author={Wobo Bekwelem and Stuart J. Connolly and Jonathan L. Halperin and Selcuk A Adabag and Sue J Duval and Susan Chrolavicius and Janice Pogue and Michael Ezekowitz and John W. Eikelboom and Lars G Wallentin and Salim Yusuf and Alan T. Hirsch},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2015},
  volume={132 9},
  pages={796-803}
}
BACKGROUND Nonvalvular atrial fibrillation is a major cause of thromboembolic events. In comparison with atrial fibrillation-related stroke, extracranial systemic embolic events (SEEs) remain poorly defined. METHODS AND RESULTS All suspected SEEs reported among 37 973 participants of 4 large contemporary randomized clinical trials of anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation were independently readjudicated for clinical and objective evidence of sudden loss of perfusion of a limb or organ. Over… CONTINUE READING
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