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Is traumatic intracranial haemorrhage a specific risk factor for atrial fibrillation?
  1. Yoann Launey,
  2. Philippe Seguin
  1. Department of Anaesthetics and Critical Care Medicine, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Rennes, Rennes, France
  1. Correspondence to Dr Yoann Launey, Department of Anaesthetics and Critical Care Medicine, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Rennes, Rennes, 35033, France; yoann.launey{at}chu-rennes.fr

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To the Editor: We read the study of Wei-Shiang Lin et al 1 with a great interest. In their large-scale retrospective cohort study, they found that traumatic intracranial haemorrhage was associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) and hypothesised that inflammation and/or secondary cardiac insult due to the traumatic brain injury (TBI) may cause AF. Nevertheless, several points should be discussed. First, it …

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