Stroke & Vascular Disorders
Stroke associated with atrial fibrillation
Atrial fibrillation is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia and the most common cause of cardioembolism. It confers a 3- to 5-fold increase in stroke risk and accounts for 15% to 30% of all ischemic strokes. Patients present with severe deficits and clinical evidence of cortical or cerebellar dysfunction. The most current guidelines for the prevention of stroke recommend the correction of modifiable vascular risk factors.
Jan. 18, 2021