Objective: Atrial fibrillation AF is an important health problem in Turkey. However, no prospective, multicenter, large trial reflecting national data has been published so far. Therefore, the aim of this study was to follow, analyze and evaluate patients with AF in a large multicenter nation-wide trial. Methods: Two thousand three hundred consecutive patients with AF in their electrocardiogram, reflecting all the population of seven geographical regions of Turkey will be included in the study.
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Objective: Atrial fibrillation AF is an important health problem in Turkey. However, no prospective, multicenter, large trial reflecting national data has been published so far. Therefore, the aim of this study was to follow, analyze and evaluate patients with AF in a large multicenter nation-wide trial.
Methods: Two thousand three hundred consecutive patients with AF in their electrocardiogram, reflecting all the population of seven geographical regions of Turkey will be included in the study. The patients will be followed up for two years and death, transient ischemic attack, stroke, systemic thromboembolism, major bleeding, hospitalization will be recorded as the primary end-point.
Results: Will be available at the end of the study; preliminary results will be due December Conclusion: General risk profile of patients with AF, frequency of anticoagulation, frequency of effective treatment and risks of bleeding will be evaluated according to the current guidelines.
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Full-text links Cite Favorites. Abstract in English , Turkish. Ben Halima A, et al. Ertas F, et al. Cardiol J. Epub May Kaya H, et al. Epub Jun Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. Diker E.
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Atrial Fibrillation in Turkey: Epidemiologic Registry (AFTER) Study Design
The f waves result in an oscillating irregular baseline. This is why these patients frequently complain of palpitation. This high ventricular response may cause syncope or even death in these patients. In such patients, the instantenous heart rates depicted on the monitor does not give the average ventricular rate of that patient. This is the reason why these patients usually complain of exercise intolerance and easy fatigability. Unless contraindicated, patients with atrial fibrillation are advised to be anticoagulated. ECG 1.
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