Atrial fibrillation is associated with hyperthyroidism. Patients with primary aldosteronism have an increased prevalence of atrial fibrillation. However, the prevalence of primary aldosteronism in the atrial fibrillation population is unknown. This nationwide case–control study aimed to compare the prevalence of primary aldosteronism and thyroid disorders in patients with atrial fibrillation with that of age- and sex-matched controls. This study shows, for the first time, a doubled prevalence of primary aldosteronism in a large cohort of patients with atrial fibrillation compared with the general population. There is also an increased prevalence of hypo- and hyperthyroidism in patients with atrial fibrillation compared with the general population.
Authors: Georgios Mourtzinis, Samuel Adamsson Eryd, Annika Rosengren, Lena Björck, Martin Adiels, Gudmundur Johannsson, Karin Manhem
Keywords: atrial fibrillation, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, prevalence, primary aldosteronism
DOI Number: 10.1177/2047487318759853 Publication Year: 2018
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