Impact of gout on the risk of atrial fibrillation.

  title={Impact of gout on the risk of atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Chang-Fu Kuo and Matthew J Grainge and Christian D Mallen and Weiya Zhang and Michael T. Doherty},
  volume={55 4},
OBJECTIVES To examine the risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) at the time of first diagnosis of gout compared with matched controls and to follow incident gout patients and their matched controls after diagnosis to compare their subsequent risk of AF. METHODS From the UK Clinical Practice Research Data-link, 45 378 incident gout patients and 45 378 age-, sex-, practice-, registration year- and index year-matched controls were identified. Index dates were initial diagnosis date for gout patients… CONTINUE READING
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