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Risk of mortality and cardiovascular outcomes among patients newly diagnosed with atrial fibrillation

December 2014 Br J Cardiol 2014;21:158 doi:10.5837/bjc.2014.036

Risk of mortality and cardiovascular outcomes among patients newly diagnosed with atrial fibrillation

Debra E Irwin, Michelle Johnson, Simon Hogan, Mark Davies, Chris Arden

Abstract

Introduction Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a supraventricular tachyarrhythmia characterised by uncoordinated activation of the atria. AF is a progressive disease and represents the most common serious disorder of cardiac rhythm. The incidence and prevalence of the disease increase progressively with age and is more common among men.1–5 AF is associated with higher mortality and cardiovascular (CV) morbidity.6–13 Specifically, AF is a recognised risk factor for stroke, with the proportion of strokes attributable to AF increasing exponentially with age.1,2,7,14–17 Although clinicians are most concerned about stroke risk among AF patients, c

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New opportunities for cholesterol lowering: focus on PCSK9 inhibitors

July 2014 Br J Cardiol 2014;21:91–3 doi:10.5837/bjc.2014.021

New opportunities for cholesterol lowering: focus on PCSK9 inhibitors

Peter Sever, Judy Mackay

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