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Atrial fibrillation is related to higher mortality in COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia infection

Andrea Denegri1, Marianna Morelli2, Giuseppe Pezzuto2, Vincenzo Livio Malavasi1, Giuseppe Boriani1
DOI: 10.5603/CJ.a2021.0102
Pubmed: 34523114
  1. Cardiology Division, Department of Biomedical, Metabolic and Neural Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Modena, Modena, Italy, Largo del Pozzo 71, 41125 Modena, Italy
  2. Emergency Department, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Modena,, Largo del Pozzo 71, 41125 Modena, Italy

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COVID19; SARS-CoV2; atrial fibrillation; CHA2DS2VASc; mortality

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Atrial fibrillation is related to higher mortality in COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia infection


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Andrea Denegri
Marianna Morelli
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Vincenzo Livio Malavasi
Giuseppe Boriani

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