Left atrial enlargement: A cause of stroke?

Goldstein, Larry B.
July 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/12/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 10, p1129
Academic Journal
In this article, the author discusses the relationship of left atrial enlargement and stroke. He cites the research article by Bouzas-Mosquera and colleagues which associated left atrial size on electrocardiography and stroke risk in women but not in men. He notes that left atrial enlargement is a risk marker that reflects one or a combination of risk factors. He then concludes that left atrial enlargement may not be a risk factor but a risk marker for stroke.


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