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[Comment] Cerebral amyloid angiopathy and implications for atrial fibrillation management

Atrial fibrillation, the most common arrhythmia in adults, will increase in prevalence as the population ages.1 The risk of embolic stroke in atrial fibrillation also increases with age. Treatments for the prevention of embolic stroke include warfarin, direct oral anticoagulant agents, and non-anticoagulation strategies such as left atrial appendage occlusion.1 Current scores to estimate the risk of ischaemic stroke (CHA2DS2-VaSc score) or haemorrhage (HAS-BLED score) help guide intervention, but do not account for cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA), a prevalent, but overlooked condition.

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