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Atrial fibrillation in patients with ischaemic stroke in the Swedish national patient registers: how much do we miss?

Authors
  • Baturova, Maria A1
  • Lindgren, Arne2
  • Carlson, Jonas3
  • Shubik, Yuri V4
  • Bertil Olsson, S3
  • Platonov, Pyotr G3
  • 1 Department of Cardiology, Clinical Sciences, Lund University, SE-221 85 Lund, Sweden Research, Clinical and Educational Center 'Cardiology', St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia [email protected] , (Sweden)
  • 2 Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine, Neurology, Skåne University Hospital, Lund, Sweden Department of Clinical Sciences Lund Neurology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden. , (Sweden)
  • 3 Department of Cardiology, Clinical Sciences, Lund University, SE-221 85 Lund, Sweden. , (Sweden)
  • 4 Research, Clinical and Educational Center 'Cardiology', St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Type
Published Article
Journal
EP Europace
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2014
Volume
16
Issue
12
Pages
1714–1719
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/europace/euu165
PMID: 25013011
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Despite the high specificity, AF diagnosis in the Swedish Patient Register assessed in the population of ischaemic stroke patients and age- and gender-matched control subjects has modest sensitivity, which may result in underestimating prevalent and incident AF cases if only register data are used for identification of subjects with AF in epidemiology studies.

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