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One-Year Data From Global Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Registry Show Antithrombotic Agents Not Optimally Used to Prevent Stroke
Date:9/3/2013

brain. A blood clot in an artery in the brain leads to a stroke. Ninety-two per cent of fatal strokes are caused by thromboses.7 People with AF also are at high risk for heart failure, chronic fatigue and other heart rhythm problems.8,9 Stroke is a major cause of long-term disability worldwide – each year 5 million sufferers are left permanently disabled.10

About the Thrombosis Research Institute (TRI)
TRI is a charitable foundation and multi-disciplinary research institute dedicated to the study of thrombosis and related disorders. TRI's mission is to provide excellence in thrombosis research and education; to develop new strategies to prevent and treat thrombosis; and thereby improve quality of care, advance clinical outcomes and reduce healthcare costs. The TRI is a member of University College London Partners Academic Health Science System.

For more information, visit http://www.tri-london.ac.uk/garfield.  

*  HR = Hazard Ratio, which is a measure of how often an event occurs (i.e., death) in one group vs. another

1 Jamil-Copley S, Kanagaratnam P.  Stroke in atrial fibrillation-hope on the horizon? J R SOC INTERFACE. 8/16/13. Available at: http://rsif.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/7/Suppl_6/S765.full   2 The Lancet Neurology. Stroke prevention: getting to the heart of the matter. 8/16/13. Available at: http://www.atrialfibrillation.org.uk/files/file/Articles_Medical/Lancet%20Neurology-%20getting%20to%20the%20heart%20of%20the%20matter.pdf  
3 Thrombosis Advisor. Thrombosis Facts. 8/16/13.&#
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