Type of Atrial Fibrillation Matters in Post-AMI Treatment


Permanent atrial fibrillation (AF) appears to be the only form of AF that independently predicts death among patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) who are treated invasively. When compared with a control group, more than half of AMI patients with permanent AF (54.3%) had significantly higher long-term mortality. The long-term mortality rate for new-onset AF was 35.8%.

Abstract: American Journal of Cardiology, June 15, 2012.

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