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Jan 13

European Heart Journal suggest that controlling the activation of the renin–angiotensin system (RAS)

Results from a large retrospective study in the European Heart Journal suggest that controlling the activation of the renin–angiotensin system (RAS) with antihypertensive medications reduces the risk of atrial fibrillation. Compared with beta–blockers and diuretics, the use of ACE inhibitors and angiotensin–receptor blockers (ARBs) was associated with a significantly reduced risk of atrial fibrillation. Compared with these other agents, however, the use of ACE inhibitors and ARBs did not reduce the risk of stroke.

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