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Atrial fibrillation during surgery hospitalization raises risk of stroke
Atrial fibrillation during surgery hospitalization raises risk of stroke (Insidermedicine - Aug 13, 2014) From New York - A new report published in JAMA finds that having atrial fibrillation while being hospitalized for surgery raises risk of stroke. Researchers studied over 1.7 million people who had been hospitalized for surgery. Participants were followed for an average of 2.1years. Results showed that suffering perioperative atrial fibrillation after non-cardiac surgery raised risk of stroke twofold. Risk of stroke was raised by 30% when the heart rhythm abnormality occurred along with cardiac surgery.
 
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