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Stroke propensity is increased under atrial fibrillation hemodynamics

A simulation study Citation: Choi HW, Navia JA, Kassab GS (2013) Stroke Propensity Is Increased under Atrial Fibrillation Hemodynamics: A Simulation Study. PLoS ONE 8(9): e73485. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0073485 Published: September 5, 2013 Abstract Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained dysfunction in heart rhythm clinically and has been identified as… 

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Apixaban reduces stroke rates in atrial fibrillation patients with previous stroke or TIA

In a subset of patients that had experienced a previous stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), treatment with the investigational drug apixaban resulted in a reduced rate of stroke and systemic embolism compared with warfarin, according to a recent subset analysis of a major clinical trial. Stroke is the third-leading… 

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Rheumatoid arthritis may predispose patients to atrial fibrillation, stroke

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have higher risks of atrial fibrillation (AF) and stroke than the general population, Danish researchers have found. “Overall, our findings corresponded to 1 new case of atrial fibrillation per 12 rheumatoid arthritis patients followed for 10 years after diagnosis,” the authors wrote in their paper… 

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