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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 158-165

Atrial fibrillation in Middle Eastern Arabs and South Asians: Summary of published articles in the Arabian Gulf

Department of Cardiology, Al-Khor Hospital. Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

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Dr. Amar M Salam
Department of Cardiology, Al-Khor Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, P.O. Box 3050, Doha
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Seven studies are summarized herein focusing on different aspects of Atrial fibrillation (AF) in two unique ethnicities for which there is very limited literature published before; Middle Eastern Arabs and South Asians, using data from a national registry of cardiovascular diseases in Qatar over a 20-years period (1991-2010). These studies shed light upon important aspects of AF presentations and outcomes in these two ethnicities, thereby enriching the world literature on AF. In the process, several novel observations were reported and new questions were raised that warrant further investigations.

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