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Comparison of outcomes of patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease with and without atrial fibrillation (the West Birmingham Atrial Fibrillation Project).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15165931     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a multiethnic cohort of 388 patients admitted with symptomatic peripheral artery disease, atrial fibrillation was associated with emergency admission and increased mortality. Despite a greater prevalence of hypertension and diabetes in Afro-Caribbeans and diabetes in Indo-Asians, no significant differences were found in atrial fibrillation prevalence or mortality among different ethnic groups. Patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease and atrial fibrillation should be regarded as "high risk" and managed with optimal medical therapy, including appropriate thromboprophylaxis and close follow-up.
Dwayne S G Conway; Gregory Y H Lip
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  93     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-05-28     Completed Date:  2004-06-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1422-5, A10     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Haemostasis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Unit, University Department of Medicine, City Hospital, Birmingham B18 7QH, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Amputation / statistics & numerical data
Atrial Fibrillation / ethnology,  mortality*
Cohort Studies
Ethnic Groups*
Follow-Up Studies
Great Britain / epidemiology
Hospital Mortality
Logistic Models
Patient Admission / statistics & numerical data
Peripheral Vascular Diseases / ethnology,  mortality*
Proportional Hazards Models
Registries / statistics & numerical data
Risk Assessment
Survival Analysis
Time Factors

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