TITLE

Left atrial enlargement: A cause of stroke?

AUTHOR(S)
Goldstein, Larry B.
PUB. DATE
July 2011
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/12/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 10, p1129
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
64539695

 

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