Atrial fibrillation and morbidity and mortality in a cohort of long-term hemodialysis patients.

@article{Genovesi2008AtrialFA,
  title={Atrial fibrillation and morbidity and mortality in a cohort of long-term hemodialysis patients.},
  author={Simonetta Genovesi and Antonio Vincenti and Emanuela Rossi and Daniela Pogliani and Irene Acquistapace and Andrea Stella and Maria Grazia Valsecchi},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2008},
  volume={51 2},
  pages={255-62}
}
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation is associated with increased mortality and hospitalization in the general population. Data about mortality, morbidity, and hospitalization in hemodialysis patients with atrial fibrillation are limited. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS All patients (n = 476) in 5 dialysis centers in Lombardia, Italy, as of June 2003 were enrolled and followed up until June 2006 (median age, 69 years; median hemodialysis duration, 45.2 months; and median follow-up, 36 months). 127 patients… CONTINUE READING