Atrial fibrillation more prevalent in dialysis patients than expected

Posted by on January 16, 2017 1:14 pm
Categories: health

Atrial fibrillation, which is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, is an important risk factor for strokes. A multi-centre study shows that the prevalence of atrial fibrillation in haemodialysis patients in Vienna is significantly higher than previously thought. Moreover, only half of the patients affected are treated with an anticoagulant.

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