Prognostic significance of prevalent and incident atrial fibrillation among patients hospitalized with acute coronary syndrome: findings from the Gulf RACE-2 Registry.

@article{Hersi2012PrognosticSO,
  title={Prognostic significance of prevalent and incident atrial fibrillation among patients hospitalized with acute coronary syndrome: findings from the Gulf RACE-2 Registry.},
  author={Ahmad Hersi and Khalid F Alhabib and Alawi Alsheikh-Ali and Kadhim J. Sulaiman and Hussam F. Alfaleh and Shukri Alsaif and Wael A Al-Mahmeed and Nidal Ahmad Asaad and A Elmarakeby Haitham and Ahmed Al-Motarreb and Jassim Mohd Al Suwaidi and Abdullah Al Shehab},
  journal={Angiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={63 6},
  pages={
          466-71
        }
}
There is a paucity of data on atrial fibrillation (AF) complicating acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in Arabian Gulf countries. Thus, we assessed the incidence of AF in patients with ACS in these countries and examined the associated in-hospital, 30-day, and 1-year adverse outcomes. The population comprised 7930 patients enrolled in the second Gulf Registry of Acute Coronary Events (Gulf RACE-2). Of 7930 patients with ACS, 217 (2.7%) had AF. Compared with patients without AF, patients with AF were… CONTINUE READING
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