Atrial Fibrillation And Surgical Patients With Peripheral Arterial Disease

Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia in clinical practice and its prevalence rate significantly increases with the age. The prognostic implication of AF in surgical patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) has not been analyzed. The aims of this study were to analyze the prevalence of AF among patients operated on with symptomatic PAD, and to determine whether these patients are at a higher risk of death or amputation.
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

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The most common form of sustained cardiac arrhythmia, which is characterized by irregular heartbeats, is atrial fibrillation (AF). The maintenance of AF is mediated by changes in the atrial structural and electrical properties.1 AF is a major risk factor for ischemic stroke and heart failure,2,3 which are associated with enhanced morbidity, mortality, and socioeconomic burden.4 The prevalence of AF is estimated to markedly increase as the population ages. Therefore, it is important to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying AF.
Source: Heart and Lung - Category: Intensive Care Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: EDITORIAL ‐ INVITED Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
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Source: Trials - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Medical Systems - Category: Information Technology Source Type: research
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Source: Cardiology Research and Practice - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiol Res Pract Source Type: research
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Source: Current Medical Research and Opinion - Category: Research Tags: Curr Med Res Opin Source Type: research
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Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
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