Atrial Fibrillation in Acute St-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Clinical and Prognostic Features

Author(s): Bulent Gorenek, Gulmira Kudaiberdieva

Journal Name: Current Cardiology Reviews

Volume 8 , Issue 4 , 2012

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Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common arrhythmia in the setting of acute coronary syndrome and acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). This review summarizes recent evidence on the clinical and prognostic significance of pre-existent and new-onset AF in acute STEMI patients and highlights new emerging predictors of AF development in the era of contemporary treatment.

Keywords: Atrial fibrillation, acute myocardial infarction, prognosis, survival

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Year: 2012
Page: [281 - 289]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/157340312803760857
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