Validation of risk stratification schemes for predicting stroke and thromboembolism in patients with atrial fibrillation: nationwide cohort study

Olesen, Jonas Bjerring; Lip, Gregory Y. H.; Hansen, Morten Lock; Hansen, Peter Riis; Tolstrup, Janne Schurmann; Lindhardsen, Jesper; Selmer, Christian; Ahlehoff, Ole; Olsen, Anne-Marie Schjerning; Gislason, Gunnar Hilmar; Torp-Pedersen, Christian
February 2011
BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;2/5/2011, Vol. 342 Issue 7792, p320
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a study on the prediction of the risk of thromboembolic events in patients with atrial fibrillation. The study included 73,538 patients who were admitted for non-valvular atrial fibrillation between 1997 and 2006. It found that the risk of thromboembolic events is dependent on the risk factors of CHADs 2, CHA 2DS 2-VACs.


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