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Current Cardiology Reviews


ISSN (Print): 1573-403X
ISSN (Online): 1875-6557

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

Author(s): Bulent Gorenek and Gulmira Kudaiberdieva

Volume 8, Issue 4, 2012

Page: [281 - 289] Pages: 9

DOI: 10.2174/157340312803760857

Price: $65


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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