High Prevalence of Atrial Fibrillation Among Patients With Ischemic Stroke.

Leif Friberg, Mårten Rosenqvist, Arne Lindgren, Andreas Terént, Bo Norrving, Kjell Asplund

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

165 Citations (SciVal)

Abstract

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common cause of devastating but potentially preventable stroke. Estimates of the prevalence of AF among patients with stroke vary considerably because of difficulties in detection of intermittent, silent AF. Better recognition of AF in this patient group may help to identify and offer protection to individuals at risk. Our aim was to determine the nationwide prevalence of AF among patients with ischemic stroke, as well as their use of oral anticoagulation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2599-2605
Journal Stroke: a journal of cerebral circulation
Volume45
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Neurology

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'High Prevalence of Atrial Fibrillation Among Patients With Ischemic Stroke.'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this