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Medical Journal of Malaysia, Volume 69, Issue 3, 2014, pp. 119-123

Impact of atrial fibrillation among stroke patients in a Malaysian teaching hospital

Abstract : Objectives: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a well-recognised, major risk factor for ischaemic stroke. The presence of atrial fibrillation in a stroke patient translates into higher mortality rates and significant disability. There is lack of data on the impact of atrial fibrillation on stroke patients in Malaysia. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of AF in a hospital setting and determine the risk factors, clinical profile and discharge outcomes in ischaemic stroke patients with and without atrial fibrillation from a tertiary centre in Malaysia.
Keywords : Atrial fibrillation,Cerebrovascular accident,Epidemiology,Functional disability,Mortality,Stroke
Subject Area : Medicine(all)

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