Left atrial size and the risk of ischemic stroke in an ethnically mixed population.

@article{Tullio1999LeftAS,
  title={Left atrial size and the risk of ischemic stroke in an ethnically mixed population.},
  author={M Di Tullio and Ralph L. Sacco and Robert R. Sciacca and Shunichi Homma},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={1999},
  volume={30 10},
  pages={
          2019-24
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The association between left atrial size and ischemic stroke is controversial and has been suggested to exist only in men and to be mediated by left ventricular mass. Data are available almost exclusively for white patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between left atrial size and ischemic stroke in a multiethnic population. METHODS A population-based case-control study was conducted in 352 patients aged >39 years with first ischemic stroke… CONTINUE READING

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