What is stroke
Increased Stroke Risk
People with atrial fibrillation have five times the risk of stroke.¹
Stroke is typically more severe for patients with AF. 4
- AF-associated ischemic strokes occlude a larger-sized intracranial artery, depriving a larger territory of the brain of blood flow5
- Thirty-day mortality was greater in AF strokes than in non-AF strokes (25% versus 14%)5
- Compared with the non-AF group, the AF patients demonstrate a poorer survival and more recurrences of stroke at their one year follow-up5
The size of the vascular territory affected by the stroke will determine the number and severity of concurrent sequelae.