Diabetes and atrial fibrillation

Authors: Ján Murín 1;  Marta Filková Karabová 1;  Miroslav Pernický 1;  Martin Wawruch 2
Authors‘ workplace: I. interná klinika LF UK a Nemocnica Staré Mesto, UNB, Bratislava, prednostka doc. MUDr. Soňa Kiňová, PhD. 1;  Ústav farmakológie a klinickej farmakológie LF UK, Bratislava, prednostka prof. MUDr. Viera Kristová, CSc. 2
Published in: Forum Diab 2013; 2(1): 27-30


Atrial fibrillation is the most common sustained arrhythmia in routine clinical practice and is associated mainly with heart failure and thromboembolic events, particularly stroke. Its incidence increases with age and with improvements in treatment of other cardiovascular diseases. Similar epidemiological facts refer to diabetes as well. The incidence increases with the incidence of obesity and patients with diabetes mainly suffer from cardiovascular diseases, which increase their morbidity and mortality. Epidemiological data have shown that diabetes is also a risk factor for atrial fibrillation. The authors analyze etiopathogenetic relations of the both diseases, their clinical consequences and approaches to treatment as well.

Key words:
diabetes – atrial fibrillation – cardiovascular disease


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