Are doctors ignoring kidney disease in patients with AF?

Real-world study shows there is a heightened mortality risk
Clare Pain
Diagram of kidneys in the chest

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.