Sunday, November 22, 2020

Atrial fibrillation and falls: a mechanistic or age confounded relationship?   (editorial) Mayo Clinic Proceedings 95; 2020, pp632-4  AuthorsHu T et al.  

Meta-analysis shows falls and AF are related,  independently of  age.  Odds ratio is about 1.8.  The relationship exists even after pacemaker placement.  Authors cite an AF complex of symptoms that include cognitive dysfunction, endothelial dysfunction and dysautonomia.  

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