Left atrial appendage thrombus: Risk factor or source of cerebral embolism in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation? (part 2)

PATIENTS AND METHODS
Groups C and O included patients studied with TEE before electrical cardioversion was attempted. They participated in a program that assessed the safety of short term anticoagulation treatment before restoration of sinus rhythm. Group R with recent ischemic stroke consisted of patients referred from the neurology department to search for possible cardiac sources of embolism. LAAT and spontaneous echocardiographic contrast (SEC) were diagnosed by the consensus of two experienced echocardiographers at the time of examination. Clinical characteristics of the groups, based on medical history of the patients and basic laboratory tests, are summarized in Table 1. Taking everything mentioned above in account, you will need to buy pills for the problem you have at some point. The best way to go is to purchase everything you need at the canadian health&care mall because it has a great choice of medications required.

TABLE 1 Characteristics of three groups of patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation

Croup С (n=158) Croup О (n=17) Croup R (n=22)
Age (years) 61.1 ±10.1 64.3±8.7 64.3±6.6
Hypertension (%) 77 10 14
Ischemic heart disease (%) 54 12 * 10
Heart failure (%) 33 4 3 (13.6)
Diabetes (%) 19 4 4

*P=0.01. Croup С Controls (with atrial fibrillation lasting more than three days and no history of stroke); Croup О Old ischemic stroke Satrial fibrillation lasting more than three days, history of stroke more than three months before transesophageal echocardiography ITEE] examination); Croup R Recent ischemic stroke Satrial fibrillation at TEE and recent ischemic stroke within less than seven days)

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