HRS Video: Blacks have lower post-op AF incidence, despite higher risks

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Video: Blacks have lower post-op AF incidence, despite higher risks
Marc Lahiri, MD

DENVER--Marc Lahiri, MD, a cardiac electrophysiologist from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, told Cardiovascular Business News about his study that demonstrates correlation between race and development of atrial fibrillation (AF), presented Thursday at the 31st annual scientific sessions of the Heart Rhythm Society. Specifically, he and his colleagues found a significantly lower incidence of post-operative AF compared to Caucasians, despite a higher prevalence of risk factors for this type of arrhythmia.