CHADS2, CHA2DS2-VASc, and long-term stroke outcome in patients without atrial fibrillation

Neurology: February 13, 2013

Objective: CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc scores are used to assess stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). We investigated whether these scores are associated with stroke outcome in non-AF stroke patients.

Methods: Consecutive patients with acute first-ever ischemic stroke but without AF were classified into subgroups according to prestroke CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc scores and followed up for 5 years. The end points were death, stroke recurrence, and a composite of major cardiovascular events. Read more