Table 2

Comparison of the occurrence of embolism on the basis of different patient characteristics

Emboli%p Value 2-150
Age (years)
 < 654/2221.8
 > 6513/3633.6NS
NYHA class
 I3/1222.4
 II5/1712.9
 III7/1674.2
 IV1/691.4NS
Type of pacemaker
 VVIR14/4543
 DDDR3/1312.3NS
Presence of heart disease
 Lone AF2/1681.2
 Heart disease15/4173.6NS
Treatment
 No drug1/1960.5
 Antiplatelet agents6/2023
 Warfarin10/1875.30.02
Atrial fibrillation
 Paroxysmal5/2771.8
 Chronic12/3083.20.05
Previous embolic events
 Yes2/267.7
 No15/2592.7NS
  • 2-150 χ2 test.

  • AF, atrial fibrillation; NYHA, New York Heart Association functional class.