News in brief: Stroke risk scores compared; Dapagliflozin benefit extended; Diabetes a major worldwide risk in heart disease

Kidney disease affects stroke risk prediction  The Modified CHADS2 score to estimate risk of ischaemic stroke (IS) in AF patients has the best, most consistent discrimination and calibration across the spectrum of kidney function. Six commonly used risk scores for stroke were externally validated in a Swedish cohort study of 36,004 patients with AF. Although ...

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