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The link between atrial fibrillation and stroke in women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21612357     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common clinically significant cardiac arrhythmia. The most serious complication of AF is thromboembolic stroke. The individual risk of stroke in the setting of AF varies. Several clinical factors have been identified as independent predictors of stroke in AF, including prior stroke, age, hypertension and diabetes. The bulk of available data identifies female gender as another independent predictor of stroke risk in AF. In this article, we review the link between AF and an elevated stroke risk in women, explore the potential pathophysiologic basis for this association and examine the data regarding the effectiveness of anticoagulation in reducing this risk.
Authors:
Christopher Madias; Richard G Trohman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Women's health (London, England)     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1745-5065     ISO Abbreviation:  Womens Health (Lond Engl)     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101271249     Medline TA:  Womens Health (Lond Engl)     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  375-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Service, Department of Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA.
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