Atrial fibrillation in ischemic stroke: pathogenic determinant and outcome predictor

P. Santalucia, M. Di Napoli, L. Triggiani, M. Baldassarrc, C. Marini, A. Carolci

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The relevance of atrial fibrillation (AF) as a cardiocmbolic risk factor for stroke and as an outcome predictor after the onset of a first-ever stroke increases with age. All first-ever ischémie strokes occurring between January 1, 1994 and December 31, 1995, were traced in the L'Aquila Stroke Registry. The association between the presence of AF and vascular risk factors was evaluated by the logistic regression analysis. Thirty-day survival was estimated by the Kaplan-Meier method. 367 out of 1351 first-ever ischemic strokes (27.2%) occurred in patients with AF. Patients with AF were older than patients without AF (78.07±8.52 vs 73.85±11.04 years; P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85
Number of pages1
JournalItalian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)


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