AFib Research from UCSF and Beyond
Dr. Gregory Marcus, Professor of Medicine and Associate Chief of Cardiology Research at UCSF, and his team looked at the use of four substances, including cannabis, methamphetamine, opiates, and cocaine, as a predictor of future atrial fibrillation risk. Read more about this research in the UCSF news article here and in the original publication here.
Researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern, the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and UCSF examined nearly 31,000 hospitalization records of patients admitted for COVID-19 across 120 hospitals around the United States to study how common new-onset AFib occurs and the various outcomes associated with COVID-19 hospitalizations and AFib. Read more about this study here.