The influence of age on atrial fibrillation as a risk factor for stroke.
RX You, JJ McNeil, SJ Farish, HM O'Malley, GA Donnan
Clinical and Experimental Neurology | Published : 1991
To determine the influence of age on atrial fibrillation as a risk factor for cerebral infarction, the Austin Hospital Stroke Unit Register from 1977 to 1990 was reviewed. There were 2279 patients with cerebral infarction (excluding lacunar infarction syndromes) with a mean age of 68.3 years who were identified as subjects, and 800 patients with pseudostroke and lacunar infarction syndromes with a mean age of 64.7 years who were identified as controls. Data concerning potential risk factors for stroke (including sex, age, atrial fibrillation, cardiac disease, hypertension, diabetes, peripheral vascular disease and smoking) were analyzed using multivariate regression techniques. It was found ..View full abstract