Is female sex a risk factor for stroke and thromboembolism in patients with atrial fibrillation? A systematic review and meta-analysis.

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BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) increases the risk of stroke, but this risk is not homogenous. Many risk factors contribute to stroke risk however, the evidence for female sex as a risk factor is less well-established. AIM To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of the available evidence to establish if female sex is a risk factor for stroke… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/qjmed/hcu054

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@article{Wagstaff2014IsFS, title={Is female sex a risk factor for stroke and thromboembolism in patients with atrial fibrillation? A systematic review and meta-analysis.}, author={A J Wagstaff and Thure Filskov Overvad and G. Y. H. Lip and Deirdre A Lane}, journal={QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians}, year={2014}, volume={107 12}, pages={955-67} }