The type of atrial fibrillation is associated with long-term outcome in patients with acute ischemic stroke.

@article{Ntaios2013TheTO,
  title={The type of atrial fibrillation is associated with long-term outcome in patients with acute ischemic stroke.},
  author={George Ntaios and Anastasia M Vemmou and Eleni A Koroboki and Paraskevi Savvari and Konstantinos P. Makaritsis and Michalis Saliaris and George Andrikopoulos and Kostantinos Vemmos},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={167 4},
  pages={1519-23}
}
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES We aimed to investigate the association between the type of atrial fibrillation (AF) and long-term outcome in terms of mortality and stroke recurrence in patients with ischemic stroke and non-valvular AF. METHODS All consecutive patients admitted with acute ischemic stroke to Alexandra Hospital between 1993 and 2010 were included in the analysis. Patients were categorized in 3 groups according to the type of AF (paroxysmal, persistent, and permanent) and were followed up… CONTINUE READING