CHADS2 score: 1 point each for heart failure, hypertension, age > 75 years, and diabetes mellitus and 2 points for history of stroke or TIA
DISEASE INTERVENTION COMPARISON RESULTS
JAMA. 2001 Jun 13;285(22):2864-70 Cohorts
IN atrial fibrillation, stroke, ischemic, cerebral infarction, embolic The Use of
CHADS2 score: 1 point each for heart failure, hypertension, age > 75 years, and diabetes mellitus and 2 points for history of stroke or TIA
As Prognostic Item
Is better Than
other scoring systems
To predict risk of stroke: stroke rate increased by 1.5% (95% CI, 1.3-1.7) for each 1-point increase in the CHADS( 2) score from 1.9% (95% CI, 1.2-3.0) for a score of 0.