Diabetes and silent atrial fibrillation: A dangerous liaison?

  title={Diabetes and silent atrial fibrillation: A dangerous liaison?},
  author={Jassim Al Suwaidi},
Diabetic patients have higher risk of stroke when compared to non-diabetics and in 25% of patients the cause of stroke is unknown. Marfella et al hypothesized that subclinical episodes of atrial fibrillation may be a common etiologic factor. 464 type-2 diabetic patients were compared to 240 health controls and were followed-up for 37 months. Silent cerebral infarcts at baseline were more common among diabetic patients with silent AF (176 patients) when compared to non-silent AF group (288… CONTINUE READING