Prevention of atrial fibrillation in hypertension.

@article{Aksnes2008PreventionOA,
  title={Prevention of atrial fibrillation in hypertension.},
  author={Tonje Amb Aksnes and Arnljot Flaa and Arne Strand and Sverre Erik Kjeldsen},
  journal={Current hypertension reports},
  year={2008},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={175-81}
}
Hypertensive patients have an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AF), which increases cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in this population. Primary prevention is a new strategy in treating AF; previously, it was more common to focus on preventing adverse outcomes and controlling the arrhythmia's rate and rhythm. In this review, we consider the possible preventive effects of antihypertensive treatment on new-onset AF seen in recent trials, especially with blockers of the… CONTINUE READING