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Atrial Fibrillation, Stroke and Colder Temperatures

Compared to summer, the risk of ischaemic stroke increased by 10% in spring and 19% in winter. Highlights Cold Weather and Stroke Risk from Atrial Fibrillation Until now it was unclear whether the risk of ischaemic stroke was higher in AF patients during cool seasons or on days with a lower temperature; The study investigated this issue in 28 ,559 new-onset AF patients from the “National Health Insurance Research Database” inTaiwan during 2000 to 2011. The risk of ischaemic stroke was…

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