CHA2DS2-VASc score as predictor of stroke and all-cause death in stable ischaemic heart disease patients without atrial fibrillation.

Cerebrovascular and coronary artery disease share risk factors. The aim was to study CHA2DS2-VASc score as predictor of stroke incidence and death in a sample of patients with sinus rhythm and stable ischemic heart disease (sIHD) during long-term follow-up.1184 patients with sIHD and without atrial fibrillation were included in this single-centre prospective cohort study between February 2000 and January 2004. Stroke and death prediction abilities of CHA2DS2-VASc score in this population were investigated.The median age was 66 (interquartile range (IQR), 60-73 years). The mean follow-up was 11.2 ± 10 years (maximum 17 years). Along this period, 137 patients (11.6% of the sample) suffered a stroke. The mean value of CHA2DS2-VASc score was 3.04 ± 1.36, with CHA2DS2-VASc score ≤ 4 in 85.5% of the sample. Higher CHA2DS2-VASc score at baseline was associated with higher risk of suffering stroke (Hazard Ratio = 1.36, 95% CI 1.20-1.54, p 

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