One in three with transient new-onset AF have recurrence

More studies are needed to assess efficacy of oral anticoagulation in these patients whose risk is 'markedly higher': authors.
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About one-third of participants with transient new-onset AF during hospitalisation for non-cardiac issues have recurrent AF within one year, according to Canadian findings.

The authors estimated the risk for AF recurrence in patients with new-onset AF during a hospitalisation for non-cardiac surgery or medical illness in a matched cohort study.