Risk for Silent Stroke Twice as High with Afib

November 4, 2014 4:49 PM

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Atrial fibrillation was associated with a more than two-fold increased risk for silent cerebral infarctions (SCIs), according tor researchers.

Having atrial fibrillation (Afib) was associated with SCIs in patients with no history of symptomatic stroke (odds ratio 2.62, 95% CI 1.81-3.80), and this association was independent of Afib type (paroxysmal versus persistent), reported researcher Jeremy N. Ruskin, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospi...

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