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Prevalence of anemia and new onset atrial fibrillation in patient come to imam hossein hospital emergency department

Hadi Saberpour, Seyyed Amir Sheikholeslami, Meghdad Sedaghat, Mohammad Parsa Mahjoob
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Abstract

Background: Recognition of association between anemia and new onset atrial fibrillation would result in better therapeutic approaches and better prognosis. Hence, the purpose was to determine the prevalence of anemia and new onset atrial fibrillation (AF) in patient come to Imam Hossein hospital emergency department.
Materials and Methods: In the observational study that performed as a case-control survey, 150 consecutive addicted patients in imam hossein hospital emergency department in 2018 were enrolled including those with and without AF in electrocardiogram (EKG) and the frequency rate of anemia among groups was determined and compared.
Results: The results in this study demonstrated that 43 patients (27.8%) had anemia that was seen in 36% and 21.3% in case and control groups, respectively with statistically significant difference (p=0.047).
Conclusion: Totally, according to the obtained results there was significant association between anemia and new onset atrial fibrillation.


Keywords

Anemia, Atrial fibrillation, Risk Factor

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22037/nbm.v7i4.25317