Research adds new angle to A-fib, MI connection

11/4/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Research published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine re-examined the association between myocardial infarction and atrial fibrillation, showing that not only is MI a risk factor for A-fib, but the reverse is also true. Researchers followed more than 23,000 patients who had no history of coronary artery disease at baseline for nearly seven years and found that patients with atrial fibrillation were 70% more likely to have an MI compared with patients without A-fib.

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