Ruolo patogenetico e prognostico della fibrillazione atriale nell'ischemia cerebrale

Translated title of the contribution: Atrial fibrillation as a risk factor for stroke

M. Napoli, P. Santalucia, M. Euforbio, C. Marini, G. Gianfilippo, M. Baldassarre, A. Carolei

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The relevance of atrial fibrillation as a cardioembolic risk factor for stroke and as an outcome predictor after the onset of a first-ever stroke increases with age. All first-ever ischemic strokes occurring between January 1, 1994 and December 31, 1995, were traced in the L'Aquila Stroke Registry. The association between atrial fibrillation and vascular risk factors was evaluated by the logistic regression analysis. Thirty-day survival was estimated by the Kaplan-Meier method. 367 out of 1336 first-ever ischemic strokes (27.5%) occurred in patients with atrial fibrillation. Patients with atrial fibrillation were older than patients without the arrythmia (78.07 ± 8.52 vs 73.85 ± 11.04 years; P

Translated title of the contributionAtrial fibrillation as a risk factor for stroke
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)457-461
Number of pages5
JournalRivista di Neurobiologia
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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