Subclinical Atherosclerosis Is Associated With Incident Atrial Fibrillation

A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Kit Engedal Kristensen; Cille Cederholm Knage; Liv Havgaard Nyhegn; Bart A. Mulder; Michiel Rienstra; Isabelle C. Van Gelder; Axel Brandes

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Europace. 2020;22(7):991-1000. 

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Conclusion

In conclusion, increased values of both cIMT and CACS are associated with higher incidence of AF. This supports the growing evidence that subclinical atherosclerosis maybe a risk factor of AF and enhances the importance of clarifying whether treatment of subclinical atherosclerosis should be part of the initiatives to prevent AF.

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