Impact of atrial fibrillation on the clinical course of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

  title={Impact of atrial fibrillation on the clinical course of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.},
  author={Iacopo Olivotto and Franco Cecchi and Susan A. Casey and Alberto Dolara and Jay H. Traverse and Barry Joel Maron},
  volume={104 21},
BACKGROUND Clinical impact of atrial fibrillation (AF) in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is largely unresolved. Thus, we analyzed the prognostic implications of AF in a large, community-based HCM population assembled from Italian and US cohorts. METHODS AND RESULTS Occurrence of AF and outcome were assessed in 480 consecutive HCM patients (age at diagnosis, 45+/-20 years; 61% male) who were followed up for 9.1+/-6.4 years. AF occurred in 107 patients (22%; incidence, 2%/y) and was… CONTINUE READING
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