Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a major risk factor for stroke, heart failure (HF), hospitalization, and death. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) are also associated with several serious outcomes, including stroke, myocardial infarction, chronic kidney disease, blindness, and amputation. Recently, there has been increasing interest in the association between AF and diabetes, with one study showing that patients treated for DM have a 40% increased risk for AF.
Researchers continue to conduct studies to clarify and further understand the association between these two diseases. How much do you know about AF and DM? Check your knowledge with our short quiz.
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Cite this: Sandeep K. Goyal. Fast Five Quiz: Atrial Fibrillation and Diabetes - Medscape - Apr 02, 2020.