stroke, ischemic, cerebral infarction, embolic, atrial fibrillation
DISEASE INTERVENTION COMPARISON RESULTS
Stroke. 1996 Oct;27(10):1760-4 Cohorts
IN stroke, ischemic, cerebral infarction, embolic, atrial fibrillation The Use of
being an embolic stroke due to atrial fibrillation
As Prognostic Item
Is worse Than
arterial stroke not associated to atrial fibrillation
To mortality was higher (25% vs 14% in patients without AF) and moderate to severe disability were more frequent when stroke was associated to AF.
Arch Intern Med. 2006 Jun 26;166(12):1269-75 Systematic Review
IN stroke, ischemic, cerebral infarction, embolic, atrial fibrillation The Use of
standard dose and low dose vitamin K antagonists, warfarin, ximelagatran, antiplatelet drugs, aspirin
As Treatment, Chronic
Is better Than
placebo
To prevent stroke (all types): standard-dose warfarin could prevent 28 ischemic strokes at the expense of 11 major bleedings, aspirin prevent 16 strokes with 6 major bleedings.