Published in Blood Weekly, May 9th, 2002
About 2 million Americans have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat. About 15% of strokes occur in people with atrial fibrillation. Each year, about 600,000 Americans suffer a new or recurrent stroke.
Previous studies indicate that more than 90% of nonrheumatic AF-related strokes result from a blood clot that forms in the left atrial appendage, a...
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