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Stroke history higher in asymptomatic versus symptomatic atrial fibrillation patients

20:00 EDT 20 Jun 2017 | AAAS

(European Society of Cardiology) Newly diagnosed asymptomatic atrial fibrillation patients have a higher rate of previous stroke than those with symptoms, according to results from the GLORIA-AF Registry presented today at EHRA EUROPACE - CARDIOSTIM 2017. The findings highlight the need for screening to identify atrial fibrillation patients with no symptoms so that stroke prevention treatment can be given.

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