Fast Five Quiz: Anticoagulation in Chronic Kidney Disease and Atrial Fibrillation

Sandeep K. Goyal, MD


March 08, 2022

AF and CKD have similar risk factors to cardiovascular risk factors, including age, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, coronary artery disease, heart failure, and smoking. The prevalence of AF is higher in patients with CKD than in the general population. Prevalence of AF with CKD is two to three times higher than AF without CKD, according to Zoni-Berisso and colleagues. The risk for stroke is elevated in both nondialysis and dialysis CKD, per conclusions from the 2018 Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Controversies Conference.

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