Canadian Journal of Cardiology

Sex Differences in the Incidence and Outcomes of Newly Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation-Related Stroke

      High rates of previously undiagnosed atrial fibrillation (AF) have been reported at the time of hospital admission for acute ischemic stroke. AF confers a higher risk of stroke and death in women, but there are limited data on potential sex differences in the incidence and outcomes of newly diagnosed AF at presentation for stroke.
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