Chronic kidney disease predicts atrial fibrillation in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction treated by primary percutaneous coronary intervention.

Chronic kidney disease predicts atrial fibrillation in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction treated by primary percutaneous coronary intervention. Acta Cardiol. 2019 Jan 16;:1-8 Authors: Șerban RC, Șuș I, Lakatos EK, Demjen Z, Ceamburu A, Fișcă PC, Somkereki C, Hadadi L, Scridon A Abstract BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) often complicates ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Predictors of AF in this setting include factors related to the acute phase of STEMI and pre-existing conditions. More recently, novel AF predictors have been identified in the general population. We aimed to assess the ability of such novel factors to predict STEMI-related AF. METHODS: Data were collected from STEMI patients treated by primary PCI. Factors related to the acute phase of STEMI (Killip class, heart rate, blood pressure on admission, post-PCI TIMI flow), classic (age, hypertension, heart failure, previous myocardial infarction), and more novel (body mass index [BMI], diabetes, chronic kidney disease [CKD], chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD]) AF predictors were evaluated. The ability of these novel factors to predict STEMI-related AF was assessed. RESULTS: Of the 629 studied patients, 10.5% presented STEMI-related AF. AF patients had higher Killip class on admission (p 
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Source: The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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