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Title: Atrial fibrillation in patients on haemodialysis in Andalusia. Prevalence, clinical profile and therapeutic management.
Other Titles: Fibrilación auricular en los pacientes en hemodiálisis en Andalucía. Prevalencia, perfil clínico y manejo terapéutico.
Authors: Sánchez Perales, Carmen
Vázquez Sánchez, Teresa
Salas Bravo, Daniel
Ortega Anguiano, Sonia
Vázquez Ruiz de Castroviejo, Eduardo
en representación de los investigadores del estudio FAIRC Andalucía
Keywords: Antithrombotic therapy;Atrial fibrillation;End-stage chronic kidney failure;Fibrilación auricular;Haemodialysis;Hemodiálisis;Insuficiencia renal crónica terminal;Tratamiento antitrombótico
metadata.dc.subject.mesh: Adult
Aged, 80 and over
Atrial Fibrillation
Middle Aged
Renal Dialysis
Self Report
Young Adult
Issue Date: 10-Nov-2017
Abstract: Atrial fibrillation (AF) represents an important social and healthcare problem. There is wide variability in the prevalence of this arrhythmia in studies analysing patients on haemodialysis (HD). To investigate the prevalence, clinical profile and therapeutic management of patients with AF on HD in Andalusia. We asked the public healthcare system of Andalusia to provide us with the number of patients who were being treated with HD. We asked attending nephrologists from all hospital and outpatient centres in 5 of the 8 Andalusian provinces to perform an electrocardiogram and to fill out a questionnaire on patients selected by simple random sampling. A total of 2,348 patients were being treated with HD in the 5provinces included in the study. The estimated sample size was 285 patients. We obtained an electrocardiogram and information from 252 patients (88.4%); mean age 65.3±16 years; 40.9% women. Sixty-three patients (25%) had AF. Of these, 36 (14.3%) had AF in the recorded ECG and in the rest it had been documented previously. In the multivariate analysis, older age (OR: 1.071; 95% CI: 1.036-1.107; P=0.000) and greater time on HD (OR: 1.009; 95% CI: 1.004-1.014; P=0.000) were independently associated with the presence of AF. Of the patients with AF, 41.3% were on anticoagulant treatment at the time of the study; and 41.2% were on antiplatelet agents. AF in dialysis units is an important finding. Establishing the risk-benefit ratio of anticoagulant treatment constitutes a real challenge. Well-designed clinical trials are pivotal in order to define the rational use of antithrombotic drugs.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1016/j.nefro.2017.09.003
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