Short Citation: Chest 2010;137(2):263-72.
PubMed PMID: 19762550
Full Citation: Lip GY, Nieuwlaat R, Pisters R, Lane DA, Crijns HJ. Refining clinical risk stratification for predicting stroke and thromboembolism in atrial fibrillation using a novel risk factor-based approach: the euro heart survey on atrial fibrillation. Chest 2010;137(2):263-72.
Organ System: Cardiovascular
Science Area: Measurement / Investigation / Monitoring / Equipment
Article Type: Clinical Guideline
Authors' Conclusions: Our novel, simple stroke risk stratification schema, based on a risk factor approach, provides some improvement in predictive value for TE over the CHADS(2) schema, with low event rates in low-risk subjects and the classification of only a small proportion of subjects into the intermediate-risk category. This schema could improve our approach to stroke risk stratification in patients with AF.
Additional comments from Journal Gems contributors: This is the paper suggesting the use of CHA2DS2-VASc as a more useful risk stratification tool for AF.