Caffeine does not increase the risk of atrial fibrillation: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies.

@article{Caldeira2013CaffeineDN,
  title={Caffeine does not increase the risk of atrial fibrillation: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies.},
  author={Daniel Caldeira and Cristina Martins and Luis Brand{\~a}o Alves and H{\'e}lder Pereira and Joaquim J. Ferreira and Joao Felipe Costa},
  journal={Heart},
  year={2013},
  volume={99 19},
  pages={1383-9}
}
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most prevalent sustained arrhythmia, and risk factors are well established. Caffeine exposure has been associated with increased risk of AF, but heterogeneous data exist in the literature. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association between chronic exposure to caffeine and AF. DESIGN Systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. DATA SOURCES PubMed, CENTRAL, ISI Web of Knowledge and LILACS to December 2012. Reviews and references of… CONTINUE READING
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