According to data from the Framingham Heart Study, atrial fibrillation (AFib) is strongly associated with thromboembolic events, including stroke. Approximately 10% of all ischemic strokes in the United States are the result of embolism from AFib-associated left atrial emboli. Overall, AFib is associated with a four- to fivefold increase in the risk for ischemic stroke, regardless of cardiac valve disease.
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Cite this: Brian Silver. Fast Five Quiz: Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation - Medscape - Sep 10, 2019.