Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia, ranging from 0.1% in patients <55 years to >9% in octogenarian patients. Polypharmacotherapy is crucial in AF management, as well as in many of the concomitant comorbidities, such as hypertension, heart failure, coronary artery disease and diabetes. However, polypharmacy represents a major concern due to the associated risks of adverse events onset, with an increased risk of all-cause mortality and cardiovascular mortality. In this paper we commented data reported by Tsagkaris et al. comparing them with previous reports.

Polypharmacy and major adverse events in atrial fibrillation

Caturano, Alfredo;Brunelli, Vincenzo;Galiero, Raffaele;Sasso, Ferdinando Carlo
2022

Abstract

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia, ranging from 0.1% in patients <55 years to >9% in octogenarian patients. Polypharmacotherapy is crucial in AF management, as well as in many of the concomitant comorbidities, such as hypertension, heart failure, coronary artery disease and diabetes. However, polypharmacy represents a major concern due to the associated risks of adverse events onset, with an increased risk of all-cause mortality and cardiovascular mortality. In this paper we commented data reported by Tsagkaris et al. comparing them with previous reports.
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