Are doctors ignoring kidney disease in patients with AF?
Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) are being treated similarly, whether or not they have chronic kidney disease (CKD), but this may be raising mortality rates, a registry study shows.
More than 33,000 patients in the GARFIELD-AF registry, from 35 countries including Australia, were followed for a year after being newly diagnosed with AF.
Researchers classified their outcomes by kidney disease status: nearly 11% had moderate to severe CKD, 17% had mild CKD and 72% did not have any kidney disease.
Moderate to severe CKD was associated with