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Insights into intradialytic atrial fibrillation onset mechanisms
  1. Simonetta Genovesi1,2,
  2. Antonio Vincenti3,
  3. Stefano Severi4
  1. 1Nephrology Unit, San Gerardo Hospital, Monza, Italy
  2. 2Department of Health Sciences, University of Milano Bicocca, Monza, Italy
  3. 3Electrophysiology and Cardiac Pacing Unit, San Gerardo Hospital, Monza, Italy
  4. 4Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering ‘Guglielmo Marconi’, University of Bologna, Cesena, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Simonetta Genovesi, Department of Health Sciences, University of Milano Bicocca, Via Cadore 48, Monza 20900, Italy; simonetta.genovesi{at}

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To the Editor, It is with interest that we read the paper by Buiten et al1 in which the authors, using the implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) remote monitoring function in patients enrolled in the ICD-2 trial, showed that haemodialysis (HD) is a trigger for atrial fibrillation (AF) episodes. The study of Buiten confirms some observations we made in the recent past. A few years ago we studied, by high-frequency electrocardiography, the effects of the HD session …

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