SAO PAULO MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.137, no.3, pp.248-254, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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SAO PAULO MEDICAL JOURNAL
Risk factors, Atrial fibrillation, Myocardial infarction, 3RD UNIVERSAL DEFINITION, ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROMES, 2016 ESC GUIDELINES, PROGNOSTIC-SIGNIFICANCE, SEGMENT ELEVATION, MANAGEMENT, COLLABORATION, INFLAMMATION, ASSOCIATION, MORTALITY
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common form of supraventricular arrhythmia following ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The CHA(2)DS(2)-VASc and CHADS(2) scores are used to estimate thromboembolic risk in cases of AF. Their usefulness in predicting the development of AF in patients presenting STEMI is unknown.