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Several clinical and non-clinical risk factors for stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation have been identified, and clinically useful classification schemes have been developed to facilitate risk stratification in these patients.

Both a history of hypertension and systolic blood pressure >160 mmHg have been shown to be consistent independent risk factors for stroke, resulting in a twofold increase in stroke risk.

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Redefining the Standard for Atrial Fibrillation: A Patient-centric Report

Carina Blomström-Lundqvist, Helmut Pürerfellner, Alex White,

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Citation: European Cardiovascular Review 2021;16(Suppl 1):1–6.

Atrial Fibrillation, Cognitive Decline and Dementia

Alvaro Alonso, Antonio P Arenas de Larriva,

Citation: European Cardiology Review 2016;11(1):49–53

Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation – The Use of NOACs in Everyday…

Gheorghe-Andrei Dan, Adrian Catalin Buzea,

Citation: European Cardiology Review 2015;10(2):76–8

Foreword

Piotr Ponikowski,

Citation: European Cardiology 2012;8(3):150