Atrial fibrillation diagnosed post-stroke is linked to a higher risk of death

Takeaway

  • Atrial fibrillation diagnosed after a stroke is linked to a higher risk of death even after adjusting for comorbidities.

Why this matters

    The observation that atrial fibrillation diagnosed after a stroke event is linked to a higher risk of death, and the underutilization of anticoagulants in these individuals, highlights the need for aggressive anticoagulation and risk factor modification in this high-risk population.

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