Atrial Fibrillation is Associated With a Worse 90-Day Outcome than Other Cardioembolic Stroke Subtypes

Nils Henniger, MD, Richard P. Goddeau, Jr, DO, Ameeta Karmarkar, MD, et al. Stroke. Originally published May 5, 2016.


“This observation strongly suggests the presence of AF-specific factors that affect cardioembolic stroke severity consistent with the currently developed model that posits AF as a marker of an underlying cardiovasculopathy that contributes to stroke risk in parallel to, but independent of, AF-related thromboembolism.”