Stroke patients with atrial fibrillation have a worse prognosis than patients without: data from the Austrian Stroke registry.

@article{Steger2004StrokePW,
  title={Stroke patients with atrial fibrillation have a worse prognosis than patients without: data from the Austrian Stroke registry.},
  author={Christina Steger and Angelika Pratter and Monika Martinek-Bregel and Marion H. Avanzini and Andreas Valentin and Joerg Slany and Claudia Stoellberger},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={25 19},
  pages={1734-40}
}
AIMS Stroke patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) have a poorer neurological outcome than stroke patients without AF. Whether stroke patients with AF also have a higher rate of medical complications is unknown. The aim of the study was to compare the in-hospital course of acute stroke patients with and without AF. METHODS AND RESULTS The Austrian Stroke registry was a prospective multi-centre study involving 57 medical departments documenting the hospital course of consecutive stroke… CONTINUE READING