[Articles] Occurrence of death and stroke in patients in 47 countries 1 year after presenting with atrial fibrillation: a cohort study
September 26, 2016
- The Lancet 388, 10050 (2016)
Author: Jeff S Healey, Jonas Oldgren, Michael Ezekowitz, Jun Zhu, Prem Pais, Jia Wang, Patrick Commerford, Petr Jansky, Alvaro Avezum, Alben Sigamani, Albertino Demasceno, Paul Reilly, Alex Grinvalds, Juliet Nakamya, Akinyemi Aje, Wael Almahmeed, Andrew Moriarty, Lars Wallentin, Salim Yusuf, Stuart J Connolly, RE-LY Atrial Fibrillation Registry and Cohort Study Investigators
Marked unexplained inter-regional variations in the occurrence of stroke and mortality suggest that factors other than clinical variables might be important. Prevention of death from heart failure should be a major priority in the treatment of atrial fibrillation.