Atrial fibrillation common, increasing among patients hospitalized for COPD | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
In-hospital mortality was higher among patients who had atrial fibrillation in addition to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but it decreased significantly over time, from 6.1% in 2003 to 2.9% in 2014.
These cases and commentary, which address atrial fibrillation, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP15).
Resources available from ACP Foundation on atrial fibrillation and stroke prevention | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
The American College of Physicians Foundation offers several resources for clinicians and patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings as part of its Initiative on Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Prevention.
Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.
Patients who have both chronic kidney disease and atrial fibrillation are at higher risk of stroke, thromboembolism and bleeding, a new study found.
Cases involving various afib-related diagnoses are presented.
Atrial fibrillation may be a risk factor for heart attack | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Atrial fibrillation appears to be a risk factor for myocardial infarction, a new study found.
With dabigatran now a viable alternative to warfarin, hospitalists and hospitals should develop a plan for its use.