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Long-term Outcomes Following Development of New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation During Sepsis

Monday, November 10, 2014

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Allan J. Walkey; Bradley G. Hammill; Lesley H. Curtis; Emelia J. Benjamin

The authors explored a sample of Medicare patients who survived sepsis during hospitalization to assess the impact of afib developing during sepsis on long-term outcomes.  Of nearly 139,000 sepsis survivors, 7% had new onset afib during sepsis.  Of those pts, 55% were found to have afib after hospitlization.  New onset afib during sepsis was associated with increased risks of subsequent heart failure, stroke, and death.

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