Thromboembolic events in paroxysmal vs. permanent non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Subanalysis of the J-RHYTHM Registry.

@article{Inoue2014ThromboembolicEI,
  title={Thromboembolic events in paroxysmal vs. permanent non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Subanalysis of the J-RHYTHM Registry.},
  author={Hiroshi Inoue and Hirotsugu Atarashi and Ken Okumura and Takeshi Yamashita and Naoko Kumagai and Hideki Origasa},
  journal={Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={78 10},
  pages={2388-93}
}
BACKGROUND It is disputed whether the risk of cardiogenic embolism varies with type of atrial fibrillation (AF). Although several studies have found that the risk of cardiogenic embolism was similar among paroxysmal and persistent/permanent AF, a few studies have found that patients with paroxysmal AF had a lower rate of stroke and systemic embolism than those with persistent/permanent AF. In the present study, post-hoc analysis of the J-RHYTHM Registry was done to compare the risk of… CONTINUE READING