Diabetes and new-onset atrial fibrillation in a hypertensive population.

  title={Diabetes and new-onset atrial fibrillation in a hypertensive population.},
  author={Lia Alves-Cabratosa and Mar{\'i}a del Mar Garc{\'i}a-Gil and Marc Comas-Cuf{\'i} and Ruth Mart{\'i} and Anna Ponjoan and D{\'i}dac Parramon and Jordi Blanch and Rafel Ramos},
  journal={Annals of medicine},
  volume={48 3},
AIM The association of diabetes with new-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) remains controversial. Hypertension may partly explain the risk association ascribed to diabetes. We studied the role and characteristics of diabetes in hypertensive patients with no ischemic vascular disease. METHODS Records of 262,892 persons from the Information System for the Development of Research in Primary Care in Catalonia (Spain) were examined from July 2006 to December 2011. Included participants were ≥55-years… CONTINUE READING