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Geographical differences in thromboembolic and bleeding risks in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation: An ancillary analysis from the SPORTIF trials.

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      Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with an increased risk of stroke, and the use of oral anticoagulation reduces stroke and all-cause mortality. Geographical differences may exist in AF risk factors, risk stratification and treatment strategies.

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      [1 ] University of Birmingham Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, City Hospital, Birmingham, UK; Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties, Sapienza-University of Rome, Rome, Italy. Electronic address: marco.proietti@uniroma1.it.
      [2 ] University of Birmingham Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, City Hospital, Birmingham, UK; Aalborg Thrombosis Research Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark. Electronic address: g.y.h.lip@bham.ac.uk.
      Journal
      Int. J. Cardiol.
      International journal of cardiology
      Elsevier BV
      1874-1754
      0167-5273
      Jun 01 2017
      : 236
      28284508
      S0167-5273(17)30411-4
      10.1016/j.ijcard.2017.02.127

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