Key clinical point: Silent brain infarcts often developed in atrial fibrillation patients and linked with cognitive decline.
Major finding: Incident brain infarcts appeared in 68 of 1,227 patients followed, and 59 of these patients were on oral anticoagulation.
Study details: SWISS-AF, a multicenter, prospective study with 2,415 enrolled atrial fibrillation patients.
Disclosures: SWISS-AF received no commercial funding. Dr. Conen has been a speaker on behalf of Servier. Dr. Kusumoto had no disclosures.
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