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Am J Cardiol. 2001 Feb 1;87(3):346-9, A9.

Risk of stroke in patients with atrial flutter.

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Department of Medicine, Heart and Vascular Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. lbiblo@metrohealth.org

Abstract

Using a Medicare-based retrospective cohort study, the stroke risk in patients with atrial flutter (RR = 1.41) was determined to be greater than that in a control group (RR = 1.00) but less than that in an atrial fibrillation group (RR = 1.64). Furthermore, patients with atrial flutter who subsequently had an episode of atrial fibrillation had a higher risk of stroke (RR = 1.56) than patients with atrial flutter who never had a subsequent episode of atrial fibrillation (RR = 1.11).

PMID:
11165976
DOI:
10.1016/s0002-9149(00)01374-6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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