Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

New onset and paroxysmal AF increase the risk of adverse outcomes in HF

Type of Atrial Fibrillation and Outcomes in Patients With Heart Failure and Reduced Ejection Fraction

Literature - Mogensen UM, Jhund PS, Abraham WT, et al. - J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017;70:2490-2500

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In heart failure patients with a reduced EF, paroxysmal AF and new onset AF were associated with a greater risk of adverse outcomes, including HF hospitalization and stroke, but not mortality, compared with patients with persistent or permanent AF. These data support the importance of early identification and aggressive treatment of new onset and paroxysmal AF in patients with HFrEF.


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