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Investigators observed a step-wise increase in the risk of atrial fibrillation with decreasing kidney function. Compared with patients without kidney disease, those with severe kidney disease had a two-fold higher risk for developing atrial fibrillation.. This link held even after accounting for a range of possible contributors, including measures of cardiovascular health, and it was consistent across subgroups of participants. The prevalence of atrial fibrillation has increased over time among patients with kidney failure.
Original Article: ATRIAL FIBRILLATION RISK RISES WITH DECREASING KIDNEY FUNCTIONNEXT ARTICLE