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Atrial fibrillation in acute pericarditis: an overblown association
  1. Lovely Chhabra1,
  2. Venugopal Brijmohan Bhattad2,
  3. Pooja Sareen3,
  4. Nauman Khalid1,
  5. David H Spodick2
  1. 1Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Hartford Hospital, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
  2. 2Department of Medicine, Saint Vincent Hospital, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
  3. 3Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
  1. Correspondence to Lovely Chhabra, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Hartford Hospital, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 80 Seymour Street, Hartford, CT 06102, USA; lovely.chhabra{at}hhchealth.org

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Imazio et al1 investigated the incidence and prognosis of presumably new-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) and flutter in acute pericarditis. They showed that only 4% of the patients with acute pericarditis developed new-onset atrial arrhythmias.1 The mean age of patients who experienced AF in this study was 67 years. Notably, the age-stratified AF prevalence in this study remains comparable with that in the general population of a developed country.2 ,3 The …

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