Incidence of ischemic stroke in Japanese patients with atrial fibrillation not receiving anticoagulation therapy--pooled analysis of the Shinken Database, J-RHYTHM Registry, and Fushimi AF Registry.

@article{Suzuki2015IncidenceOI,
  title={Incidence of ischemic stroke in Japanese patients with atrial fibrillation not receiving anticoagulation therapy--pooled analysis of the Shinken Database, J-RHYTHM Registry, and Fushimi AF Registry.},
  author={Shinya Suzuki and Takeshi Yamashita and Ken Okumura and Hirotsugu Atarashi and Masaharu Akao and Hisashi Ogawa and Hiroshi Inoue},
  journal={Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society},
  year={2015},
  volume={79 2},
  pages={432-8}
}
BACKGROUND The incidence rate of ischemic stroke in Japanese non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) patients without anticoagulation therapy remains unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS We performed a pooled analysis of 3,588 patients from the Shinken Database (n=1,099), J-RHYTHM Registry (n=1,002), and Fushimi AF Registry (n=1,487) to determine the incidence rate of ischemic stroke in Japanese NVAF patients without anticoagulation therapy. Average patient age was 68.1 years. During the follow-up… CONTINUE READING
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