Comparison of outcomes of patients with acute coronary syndromes with and without atrial fibrillation.

@article{Mehta2003ComparisonOO,
  title={Comparison of outcomes of patients with acute coronary syndromes with and without atrial fibrillation.},
  author={R. H. Mehta and Omar H Dabbous and Christopher B. Granger and Polina Kuznetsova and Eva Kline-Rogers and Frederick A. Anderson and Keith A. A. Fox and Joel M. Gore and Robert J Goldberg and Kim Allan Eagle},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={92 9},
  pages={1031-6}
}
Preexisting or new-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) commonly occurs in patients with an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). However, it is currently unknown if previous or new-onset AF confers different risks in these patients. To determine the prognostic significance of new-onset and previous AF in patients with ACS, we evaluated all patients with ACS enrolled in the multinational Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) between April 1999 and September 2001. We compared clinical… CONTINUE READING

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