Increased risk of sudden and non-sudden cardiovascular death in patients with atrial fibrillation/flutter following acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Pedersen2006IncreasedRO,
  title={Increased risk of sudden and non-sudden cardiovascular death in patients with atrial fibrillation/flutter following acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Ole Dyg Pedersen and Steen Zabell Abildstr\om and Michael Mundt Ottesen and Christian Rask-Madsen and Henning Bagger and Lars Valeur K\ober and Christian Torp-Pedersen},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={290-5}
}
AIMS Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common complication in patients with acute myocardial infarction and is associated with an increase in the risk of death. The excess mortality associated with AF complicating acute myocardial infarction has not been studied in detail. Observations indicate that AF facilitates induction of ventricular arrhythmias, which may increase the risk of sudden cardiovascular death (SCD). A close examination of the mode of death could potentially provide useful knowledge… CONTINUE READING