Factors associated with proximal carotid axis occlusion in patients with acute stroke and atrial fibrillation.

@article{Sakamoto2014FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with proximal carotid axis occlusion in patients with acute stroke and atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Yuki Sakamoto and Shoichiro Sato and Yuka Kuronuma and Kazuyuki Nagatsuka and Kazuo Minematsu and Kazunori Toyoda},
  journal={Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association},
  year={2014},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={799-804}
}
BACKGROUND Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) are more likely to exhibit proximal carotid axis occlusion than those without AF. However, clinical characteristics associated with proximal arterial occlusion (PAO) in acute stroke patients with AF are not fully known. This study was aimed to elucidate the factors correlated with PAO. METHODS Consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke developed in the middle cerebral artery (MCA) territory and AF who underwent magnetic resonance… CONTINUE READING