Atrial fibrillation in heart failure patients: prevalence in daily practice and effect on the severity of symptoms. Data from the ALPHA study registry.

@article{Ferrari2007AtrialFI,
  title={Atrial fibrillation in heart failure patients: prevalence in daily practice and effect on the severity of symptoms. Data from the ALPHA study registry.},
  author={Gaetano Maria De Ferrari and Catherine Klersy and Paolo Ferrero and Cecilia Fantoni and Diego Salerno-Uriarte and Lorenzo Manca and Paolo Devecchi and Giulio Molon and Miriam Revera and Antonio Curnis and Simona Sarzi Braga and Francesco Accardi and Jorge Antonio Salerno-Uriarte},
  journal={European journal of heart failure},
  year={2007},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={
          502-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Estimates of the prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in heart failure (HF) originate from patients enrolled in clinical trials. AIMS To assess the prevalence and clinical correlates of AF among HF patients in everyday clinical practice from HF patients screened for the T-wave ALternans in Patients with Heart fAilure (ALPHA) study; to investigate the correlation between AF and functional status. METHODS AND RESULTS Consecutive patients (N=3513) seen at nine Heart Failure… CONTINUE READING
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