Preventing stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation.

@article{Ezekowitz1999PreventingSI,
  title={Preventing stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Michael Ezekowitz and James A. Levine},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1999},
  volume={281 19},
  pages={1830-5}
}
CONTEXT Atrial fibrillation, a common disorder that affects nearly one sixth of the population aged 75 years and older, is a major risk factor for stroke. OBJECTIVES To review and evaluate the evidence supporting the use of warfarin and/or aspirin for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation. DATA SOURCES Prospective, randomized trials of patients with atrial fibrillation evaluating either warfarin or aspirin or both, from MEDLINE from January 1, 1966, to February 23, 1999… CONTINUE READING