Stroke prevention is crucial for the management of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), and several risk factors have been identified, which increase the risk of AF-related stroke. Among these factors, female sex has been repeatedly associated with AF-related stroke risk; nonetheless, trends toward lower use of oral anticoagulant in women with AF were also reported. In this clinical focus, we discuss about the role of female sex as a risk factor for AF-related stroke, and reflect on the clinical implications of its inclusion among the risk factors for thromboembolic risk stratification in patients with AF.

Sex as a Risk Factor for Atrial Fibrillation-Related Stroke / Corica, Bernadette; Lobban, Trudie; True Hills, Mellanie; Proietti, Marco; Romiti, Giulio Francesco. - In: THROMBOSIS AND HAEMOSTASIS. - ISSN 0340-6245. - (2023). [10.1055/s-0043-1776394]

Sex as a Risk Factor for Atrial Fibrillation-Related Stroke

Corica, Bernadette
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Romiti, Giulio Francesco
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2023

Abstract

Stroke prevention is crucial for the management of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), and several risk factors have been identified, which increase the risk of AF-related stroke. Among these factors, female sex has been repeatedly associated with AF-related stroke risk; nonetheless, trends toward lower use of oral anticoagulant in women with AF were also reported. In this clinical focus, we discuss about the role of female sex as a risk factor for AF-related stroke, and reflect on the clinical implications of its inclusion among the risk factors for thromboembolic risk stratification in patients with AF.
2023
Atrial Fibrillation; Sex; Women; Stroke; Oral Anticoagulants
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Sex as a Risk Factor for Atrial Fibrillation-Related Stroke / Corica, Bernadette; Lobban, Trudie; True Hills, Mellanie; Proietti, Marco; Romiti, Giulio Francesco. - In: THROMBOSIS AND HAEMOSTASIS. - ISSN 0340-6245. - (2023). [10.1055/s-0043-1776394]
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