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Editorial
October 2018

Screening for Atrial Fibrillation Comes With Many Snags

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  • 1Baptist Health Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
  • 2Penn State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania
JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(10):1296-1298. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.4038

The association of atrial fibrillation (AF) with an increased risk of stroke and heart failure makes it a serious health condition. Many people have AF and do not know it, and its prevalence continues to rise in parallel with the growing numbers of people living with obesity and cardiac risk factors.1,2

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