FREQUENCY OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION IN PATIENTS WITH ACUTE ISCHEMIC STROKE PRESENTING TO A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL

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Syed Aman Shah
Zafar Ali
Sulaiman .

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Objective: To find out the frequency of atrial fibrillation in patients with acute ischemic stroke presenting to a tertiary care hospital.

Methodology: This descriptive study was carried out at the Department of Medicine, Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar, from 1st august 2010 to 31st January 2011. Data was collected by non-probability consecutive sampling technique. Patients with acute ischemic stroke, of both genders and above 15 years of age were included in the study. Frequency of atrial fibrillation (AF) was determined. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 23.

Results: Among 163 patients, males were 89 (54.6%) and females were 74 (45.4%). The mean age was 63.47 ±11.62 years. Atrial fibrillation was found in 33 (20.2%) patients with acute ischemic stroke. Among these, 16 (48.48%) were males and 17 (51.51%) were females, p value 0.276. Frequency of AF in new onset stroke was 25/33 (75.8%) while in the recurrent stroke it was 08/33 (24.2%), with p value 0.402.

Conclusion: Atrial fibrillation was found with increased frequency in patients with acute ischemic stroke.

 

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Shah SA, Ali Z, . S. FREQUENCY OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION IN PATIENTS WITH ACUTE ISCHEMIC STROKE PRESENTING TO A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2018 Sep. 16 [cited 2022 Jul. 7];32(3). Available from: https://www.jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/2397
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Syed Aman Shah

Department of Medicine

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