Functional outcome in stroke patients with atrial fibrillation.

  title={Functional outcome in stroke patients with atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Metin Karataş and Ayse Dilek and Hakan Erkan and Nesimi Yavuz and Seyhan S{\"o}zay and Nuran Akman},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  volume={81 8},
OBJECTIVES To identify the prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in a sample of stroke patients and to evaluate the impact of AF on patient clinical characteristics and functional outcome. DESIGN A retrospective case-comparison study. SETTING University-affiliated rehabilitation centers. PARTICIPANTS One hundred ninety-six of 231 consecutive stroke patients admitted to inpatient rehabilitation units were evaluated during the rehabilitation period. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Characteristics… CONTINUE READING