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Line Melgaard, Anders Gorst-Rasmussen, Deidre A Lane, Lars Hvilsted Rasmussen, Torben Bjerregaard Larsen, Gregory Y H Lip
IMPORTANCE: The CHA2DS2-VASc score (congestive heart failure, hypertension, age ≥75 years [doubled], diabetes, stroke/transient ischemic attack/thromboembolism [doubled], vascular disease [prior myocardial infarction, peripheral artery disease, or aortic plaque], age 65-75 years, sex category [female]) is used clinically for stroke risk stratification in atrial fibrillation (AF). Its usefulness in a population of patients with heart failure (HF) is unclear. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether CHA2DS2-VASc predicts ischemic stroke, thromboembolism, and death in a cohort of patients with HF with and without AF...
September 8, 2015: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
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