Non Rheumatic Atrial Fibrillation as Risk of Stroke

  • Ali Areef Fadhlullah, Asgad A. Abdalgbar, Hanan K. Altalhi
  • Published 2016

Abstract

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the main risk factor for ischemic stroke. The reason for an increased stroke risk in AF has always been claimed to be the occurrence of left atrial thrombosis causing arterial embolism. In patients with Rheumatic heart disease especially mitral valve stenosis with AF, the frequency of atrial thrombosis has found to be 30… (More)

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