Long-term outcome after stroke due to atrial fibrillation.

  • H P Mattle
  • Published 2003 in Cerebrovascular diseases
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. AF is paroxysmal or persistent and becomes permanent when it does not convert to sinus rhythm spontaneously or when attempted cardioversion fails. The prevalence of AF is 0.4% in the general population and increases with age up to 6-8% in octogenarians. In men, the age-adjusted prevalence is… CONTINUE READING