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Epidemiology, pathophysiology and risk factors of thromboembolic complications in atrial fibrillation

O.I. Dyadyk 1, L.S. Kholopov 1, O.V. Shchukina 1, N.O. Prokopenko 2, O.Y. Zaitseva 1, K.I. Chernyaeva 1, 2

1 M. Gorky Donetsk National Medical University, Ukraine

2 Central City Clinical Hospital N 1, Donetsk, Ukrainee

Epidemiology, pathophysiology and risk factors of thromboembolic complications in atrial fibrillation
Contemporary views on epidemiology, pathophysiology and risk factors of embolic complications of atrial fibrillation are reviewed in the article. Different methods used to establish risk of thromboembolic complications are characterized. Advantages and drawbacks of cardiovascular risk scales in patients with atrial fibrillation are analyzed.

 Key words: atrial fibrillation, thromboembolic complications.

    

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