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August 2013 Br J Cardiol 2013;20:92-93 Online First

News from EHRA: depression screening in AF clinics recommended

BJCardio Staff

Abstract

Patients with paroxysmal AF rate their heath-related quality of life (HRQoL) lower than their physicians do, according to results from the ANTIPAF (Angiotensin II Antagonist in Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation) trial. The study found these patients show signs of depression, sleeping disorders and low levels of physical activity even in the absence of significant concomitant cardiac disease. Researchers led by Professor Karl Ladwig (Helmholtz Centre, Munich, Germany) analysed data from patients enrolled in the ANTIPAF trial, which examined discordance between AF patients and their doctors. Between February 2004 and September 2008, 334 patients (

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