Prognostic significance of atrial fibrillation in thrombolysed and non thrombolysed patients

M. Trappolini, A. Scorza, F. M. Chillotti, F. Trappolini, A. Danese, F. De Vito, E. Luberti, L. Angrisani, S. Braucci

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Abstract

Aim. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is considered a frequent complication of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The aim of this study was to examine the incidence and prognostic significance of AF complicating AMI. Methods. A total of 848 patients with AMI were examined evaluating: age, sex, coronary risk factors, incidence of AF, prior ischemic events, infarct location, electrocardiogram on admission, thrombolytic therapy, in-hospital complications and mortality. Results. AF was recorded in 84 patients (9.9%). They were older (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)471-479
Number of pages9
JournalMinerva Cardioangiologica
Volume54
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2006

Keywords

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Heart failure, congestive
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Prognosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Trappolini, M., Scorza, A., Chillotti, F. M., Trappolini, F., Danese, A., De Vito, F., Luberti, E., Angrisani, L., & Braucci, S. (2006). Prognostic significance of atrial fibrillation in thrombolysed and non thrombolysed patients. Minerva Cardioangiologica, 54(4), 471-479.