Thromboembolic events are associated with prolonged clot lysis time in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation.


INTRODUCTION Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with a prothrombotic state. OBJECTIVES We evaluated associations of previous thromboembolic events with fibrinolytic parameters in patients with AF. PATIENTS AND METHODS We studied 62 consecutive patients with permanent AF (27 men, 35 women, aged 46-89 years [median, 78 years]). Patients receiving… (More)


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