The occurrence of cardiovascular disease during 5-year follow-up in patients with idiopathic atrial fibrillation
EP Europace, 07/27/2012
Weijs B et al. – Patients originally diagnosed with idiopathic atrial fibrillation (AF) develop cardiovascular disease (CVD) more often, at younger age, and with a more severe disease profile compared with healthy sinus rhythm control patients. The detection and treatment of CVD in an early stage could improve the prognosis of these patients. At present it seems prudent to regularly check idiopathic AF patients for the insidious development of CVD.