Predictors of incident atrial, fibrillation and influence of medications: a retrospective case-control study

Hodgkinson, James; Taylor, Clare J.; Richards Hobbs, F. D.
June 2011
British Journal of General Practice;Jun2011, Vol. 61 Issue 587, p397
Academic Journal
The article discusses a retrospective case-control study which updated earlier research on atrial fibrilation (AF) predictors using British data focusing on pharmacoepidemiological factors. Predictors found to have strong association with AF include history of heart failure, ischaemic heart disease (IHD), and current use of oral glucocorticoids. No link was found between AF and any use of bisphosphonates, history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or current use of xanthine derivates.


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