Free fatty acid as an outcome predictor of atrial fibrillation-associated stroke.

@article{Choi2016FreeFA,
  title={Free fatty acid as an outcome predictor of atrial fibrillation-associated stroke.},
  author={Jeong-Yoon Choi and Jin-Man Jung and Do-Young Kwon and Moon Ho Park and Ji Hyun Kim and Kyungmi Oh and S J Koh and Woo-Keun Seo},
  journal={Annals of neurology},
  year={2016},
  volume={79 2},
  pages={317-25}
}
OBJECTIVE We investigated whether baseline plasma free fatty acid (FFA) concentration is associated with any (ischemic/hemorrhagic) stroke, ischemic stroke/systemic embolism (ISSE), or ischemic stroke among stroke survivors with atrial fibrillation (A-fib). Moreover, we compared the outcome predictability of FFA with previously adopted models, including the CHADS2 and CHA2 DS2 -VASc scoring systems. METHODS We analyzed data from 279 stroke patients with A-fib and investigated the association… CONTINUE READING