Stroke Rounds: Opioids Linked to Afib

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Analysis of data from a large observational study which consisted of 24,632 adults suggest that opioid use is associated with an increased prevalence of atrial fibrillation  – 12.5% among users compared with 7.6% among nonusers – according to researchers from the Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC. Via MedPage Today. Posted April 30, 2015.

–Alanna McCatty


Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty is founder and CEO of McCatty Scholars, an organization that devises and implements financial literacy programs for students to combat the nationwide issue of the loss of educational opportunity due to the ramifications of burdensome student debt. At MedShadow, she reports on new findings and research on the side effects of prescription drugs. She is a graduate of Pace University.


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