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To the Editor;
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 …
Competing interests DHS receives royalties from his textbook, The Pericardium: A Comprehensive Textbook (Fundamental and Clinical Cardiology), Marcel Dekker, New York, 1997.
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