International Journal of Cardiovascular ResearchISSN: 2324-8602

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Research Article, Int J Cardiovasc Res Vol: 1 Issue: 3

Systematic Review of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: Prevalence, Incidence, Morbidity and Mortality

Imtiaz Salim, Jassim Al Suwaidi, Wissam Ghadban and Amar M Salam*
Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
Corresponding author : Amar M Salam
Consultant cardiologist, Hamad Medical Corporation, P.O. Box 3050, Doha, Qatar
Tel: (+974)44745408; Fax: (+974)44745616
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: September 12, 2012 Accepted: September 24, 2012 Published: October 01, 2012
Citation: Salim I, Suwaidi JA, Ghadban W, Salam AM (2012) Systematic Review of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: Prevalence, Incidence, Morbidity and Mortality. Int J Cardiovasc Res 1:3. doi:10.4172/2324-8602.1000104

Abstract

Systematic Review of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: Prevalence, Incidence, Morbidity and Mortality

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia encountered in clinical practice and has significant burden on the health care system as well as financial and social implications. The prevalence of AF increases with age. Epidemiologic studies have shown that the prevalence of AF is 0.5% below 50 years and increases steadily to around 8% in people in their 80’s. As a result of major advances in medicine during the last century, the overall life expectancy has increased and the subsequent prevalence of AF in the aging population has increased significantly, a situation appropriately described as an epidemic of the end of twentieth century, a situation which persists until the present time.

Keywords: Atrial Fibrillation; Chronic Kidney Disease; Incidence; Mortality; Prevalence; Thromboembolism

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