Table 3

Independent Predictors of Ischemic Stroke in Patients With Intermittent and Sustained AFlegend

Intermittent AF (n = 460)Sustained AF (n = 1,552)
Relative Riskp ValueRelative Riskp Value
Age per decade2.1< 0.0011.7< 0.001
Hypertension3.40.0031.80.008
Prior stroke or TIA4.10.012.7< 0.001
Female gendern.s.1.80.004
Systolic BP >160 torrn.s.2.8< 0.001
  • legend AF = atrial fibrillation; BP = blood pressure; n.s. = not significant (p ≥ 0.05); TIA = transient ischemic attack.