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Left atrial dimension and cardiovascular outcomes in patients with and without atrial fibrillation: a systematic review and meta-analysis
  1. Lorin Froehlich1,2,
  2. Pascal Meyre1,2,
  3. Stefanie Aeschbacher1,2,
  4. Steffen Blum1,2,
  5. Daniela Djokic2,
  6. Michael Kuehne1,2,
  7. Stefan Osswald1,2,
  8. Beat A Kaufmann1,2,
  9. David Conen2,3
  1. 1Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  2. 2Cardiovascular Research Institute Basel, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  3. 3Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Professor David Conen, Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada; conend{at}mcmaster.ca

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  • LF and PM contributed equally.

  • Correction notice Since this article was first published online, an equal contributor statement has been added for the first two authors.

  • Contributors The study concept and design was developed by LF, PM and DC. Search strategy and data acquisition was conducted by LF and PM. The statistical analyses were performed by LF and PM. LF, PM and DC drafted the manuscript. LF, PM, SA, SB, DD, MK, SO, BAK and DC contributed to data interpretation and provided critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content. DC has been the study supervisor and is the corresponding author.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data availability statement All data relevant to the study are included in the article or uploaded as online supplementary information.

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Footnotes

  • LF and PM contributed equally.

  • Correction notice Since this article was first published online, an equal contributor statement has been added for the first two authors.

  • Contributors The study concept and design was developed by LF, PM and DC. Search strategy and data acquisition was conducted by LF and PM. The statistical analyses were performed by LF and PM. LF, PM and DC drafted the manuscript. LF, PM, SA, SB, DD, MK, SO, BAK and DC contributed to data interpretation and provided critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content. DC has been the study supervisor and is the corresponding author.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data availability statement All data relevant to the study are included in the article or uploaded as online supplementary information.

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