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A link between hypertension and atrial fibrillation: methods of treatment and prevention.
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PMID:  20626338     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Atrial fibrillation is the most common clinically significant cardiac arrhythmia and is associated with markedly increased risks of cardiovascular diseases. Atrial fibrillation and hypertension often coexist and are both responsible for considerable morbidity and mortality. Aggressive treatment of hypertension, especially with a blocker of the reninangiotensin system, may postpone or prevent development of atrial fibrillation and reduce thromboembolic complications. Awareness of the risk of developing atrial fibrillation in hypertensives may be of great importance and focus on prevention of atrial fibrillation development with optimal antihypertensive treatment may reduce morbidity, mortality and health care expenditures.
Authors:
Tonje A Aksnes; Sverre E Kjeldsen
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current vascular pharmacology     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1875-6212     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Vasc Pharmacol     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101157208     Medline TA:  Curr Vasc Pharmacol     Country:  United Arab Emirates    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  769-74     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology, Oslo University Hospital, Ulleval, Oslo, Norway. TonjeAmb.Aksnes@ulleval.no
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