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The prevalence, detection and prognosis of atrial fibrillation in patients with transient ischaemic attack and stroke

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Stroke is a major cause of premature death and disability throughout the world and atrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the most common preventable causes of stroke. AF affects about 10% of individuals aged ≥80 years, but warfarin is substantially under-used in this age group despite being effective in preventing AF-related thromboembolic events. AF-related ischaemic strokes tend to be severe and incur high care costs, and non-cerebral systemic embolism secondary to AF is also a major clinic...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Stroke Prevention Research Unit
Oxford college:
Merton College
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Clinical Neurology
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Funding agency for:
Dr Gabriel S C Yiin
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:c317f195-9a7e-4870-9b6a-a7de77e89198
Local pid:
ora:10753

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