Subclinical A-fib raises vascular risk in diabetes patients

07/31/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Diabetes patients who didn't have clinical atrial fibrillation but did have subclinical A-fib episodes faced a greater risk of silent cerebral infarcts at baseline and showed higher stroke rates over three years compared with healthier controls, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Researchers also found that all silent infarcts were smaller than 15 mm and lacunar.

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