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Prevalence and clinical implications of atrial fibrillation episodes detected by pacemaker in patients with sick sinus syndrome
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    • Hung-Fat Tse, Associate Professor in medicine
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      • Chu-Pak Lau

    Dear Editor,

    We thank Corea F et al. for highlighting the inconsistency between the current clinical practice and guidelines in the use of oral anticoagulation for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). The purpose of our study was to determine the clinical implication of transient and non-sustained atrial arrhythmias detected by the pacemaker [1]. Our findings suggest that device detected...

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    Risk of stroke in pacemaker patients: possible countermeasures
    • Francesco Corea, Neurologist
    • Other Contributors:
      • Maria Sessa and Nicola Tambasco

    Dear Editor,

    Cardioembolic stroke according to many data available is one of the major killers in cerebrovascular diseases. When age-adjusted to the European population cardioembolism have the highest incidence rates, higher case fatalities as well as recurrence rates [1]. The (under)use of oral anticoagulants in AF subjects is the cornerstone of many guidelines [2,4].

    According to the latest available Wo...

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