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Atrial fibrillation and anticoagulation in a stroke unit population

Ahmad, Omar; Ahmad, K.E; Dear, Keith; Harvey, I; Hughes, Andrew; Lueck, Christian

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Background: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an important predisposing factor for ischaemic stroke. There is evidence to suggest that even in appropriate candidates warfarin therapy is underutilized. We assessed the prevalence of AF in an Australian stroke unit to determine the degree of undertreatment at presentation. Methods: A retrospective analysis of all patients admitted to our Stroke Unit between October 2004 and September 2006 was carried out. All patients with a diagnosis of AF, either new...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/36899
Source: Internal Medicine Journal
DOI: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2008.01878.x

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