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February 21, 2017

Atrial fibrillation and CKD

Chronic kidney disease (CKD), however we measure it, “signifies poor outcomes in atrial fibrillation patients”. This was a key message from Dr Ami Banerjee (University College London). Drawing on recent European Society of Cardiology guidelines,1 he outlined how atrial fibrillation (AF) is present in 15–20% of CKD patients (10–20 times higher than the general population). These patients have an increased stroke rate, and there is also a higher risk of bleeding in CKD. The big question in terms of non-valvular AF and kidney disease is: how are they related?

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March 27, 2015

Long-term weight loss reduces AF

Long-term sustained weight-loss is associated with significant reduction of atrial fibrillation (AF) burden and maintenance of sinus rhythm, making this an important strategy for reducing the rising burden of the condition, according to results from LEGACY (Long-Term Effect of Goal Directed Weight Management in an Atrial Fibrillation Cohort: A Long-term Follow-Up StudY) published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.1

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