Neurology Advisor: Race may affect stroke risk in atrial fibrillation

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Injury, Brain Research

Compared with whites, blacks are at increased risk of developing an ischemic stroke either before or after diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a study published online in Heart Rhythm. Parin J. Patel, MD, from St. Vincent Medical Group in Indianapolis, and colleagues assessed racial differences in strokes that occurred before and after AF diagnosis among 3507 participants in the Penn Atrial Fibrillation Free study. (March 1, 2018)

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