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Association between Anemia and New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation in Critically Ill Patients in the Intensive Care Unit: A Retrospective Cohort Analysis

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Department of Outcomes Research, Anesthesiology Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
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Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, University of Health Science, Bakırköy Dr. Sadi Konuk Education and Research Hospital, 34147 Istanbul, Turkey
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Clin. Pract. 2022, 12(4), 533-544; https://doi.org/10.3390/clinpract12040057
Received: 28 May 2022 / Revised: 5 July 2022 / Accepted: 9 July 2022 / Published: 12 July 2022
New-onset atrial fibrillation (NOAF) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality, especially in older patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). Although many comorbidities are associated with NOAF, the effect of anemia on the onset of atrial fibrillation is still unknown. This study aimed to test the hypothesis that anemia is associated with an increased risk of developing NOAF in critically ill patients in intensive care. We performed a retrospective analysis of critically ill patients who underwent routine hemoglobin and electrocardiography monitoring in the ICU. Receiver operating characteristics analysis determined the hemoglobin (Hb) value that triggered NOAF formation. Bivariate correlation was used to determine the relationship between anemia and NOAF. The incidence of NOAF was 9.9% in the total population, and 12.8% in the patient group with anemia. Analysis of 1931 patients revealed a negative association between anemia and the development of NOAF in the ICU. The stimulatory Hb cut-off value for the formation of NOAF was determined as 9.64 g/dL. Anemia is associated with the development of NOAF in critically ill patients in intensive care. View Full-Text
Keywords: anemia; atrial fibrillation; intensive care unit; critically ill patients; red blood cell; blood transfusion anemia; atrial fibrillation; intensive care unit; critically ill patients; red blood cell; blood transfusion
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Sertcakacilar, G.; Yildiz, G.O. Association between Anemia and New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation in Critically Ill Patients in the Intensive Care Unit: A Retrospective Cohort Analysis. Clin. Pract. 2022, 12, 533-544. https://doi.org/10.3390/clinpract12040057

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Sertcakacilar G, Yildiz GO. Association between Anemia and New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation in Critically Ill Patients in the Intensive Care Unit: A Retrospective Cohort Analysis. Clinics and Practice. 2022; 12(4):533-544. https://doi.org/10.3390/clinpract12040057

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Sertcakacilar, Gokhan, and Gunes Ozlem Yildiz. 2022. "Association between Anemia and New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation in Critically Ill Patients in the Intensive Care Unit: A Retrospective Cohort Analysis" Clinics and Practice 12, no. 4: 533-544. https://doi.org/10.3390/clinpract12040057

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