September 18, 2012

Stroke and Bleeding in Atrial Fibrillation with Chronic Kidney Disease

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This retrospective analysis indicates that atrial fibrillation results in an increased risk of bleeding as well as stroke/systemic thromboembolism in patients with chronic kidney disease. Warfarin was associated with reduced stroke or systemic thromboembolism in patients with CKD, while warfarin and aspirin were associated with an increased risk of bleeding.

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