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Study finds link between atrial fibrillation and an increased risk of death in diabetic patients

12 March 2009

Results from a large, international, randomised, controlled trial have shown that there is a strong link between diabetics who have an abnormal heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation) and an increased risk of other heart-related problems and death. The findings are published in Europe’s leading cardiology journal, the European Heart Journal .

From the paper: Risks of cardiovascular events and effects of routine blood pressure lowering among patients with type 2 diabetes and atrial fibrillation: results from the ADVANCE study, Xin Du, Toshiharu Ninomiya, Bastiaan de Galan, Edward Abadir, John Chalmers, Avinesh Pillai, Mark Woodward, Mark Cooper, Stephen Harrap, Pavel Hamet, Neil Poulter, Gregory Y.H. Lip, Anushka Patel, and on behalf of the ADVANCE Collaborative Group

Published in the European Heart Journal, Advanced Access, 11th March 2009

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