Trends in atrial fibrillation complicating acute myocardial infarction.

  title={Trends in atrial fibrillation complicating acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Jane S Saczynski and David D. McManus and Zhiguang Zhou and Frederick A Spencer and Jorge Yarzebski and Darleen M. Lessard and Joel M. Gore and Robert J Goldberg},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  volume={104 2},
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common complication of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and this arrhythmia is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in patients with AMI. Limited information is available, however, about changing, and contemporary, trends in the incidence and death rates associated with AF complicating AMI. We examined the magnitude and impact of AF and the risk of stroke and hospital and long-term death rates in a population-based study of patients hospitalized with… CONTINUE READING
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