Stroke in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: report from the Stockholm Cohort of Atrial Fibrillation.

@article{Friberg2010StrokeIP,
  title={Stroke in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: report from the Stockholm Cohort of Atrial Fibrillation.},
  author={Leif Friberg and Niklas Hammar and M{\aa}rten Rosenqvist},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={31 8},
  pages={967-75}
}
AIMS Knowledge about stroke risk in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PxAF) is limited. Although current guideline recommendations advocate the same treatment as in permanent atrial fibrillation (PermAF), most patients with PxAF do not receive prophylactic anticoagulation. The aim of this study is to investigate whether there are differences in stroke risk between PxAF and PermAF. METHODS AND RESULTS All patients with PxAF (n = 855) and PermAF (n = 1126) treated for atrial fibrillation (AF… CONTINUE READING