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Volume 17 Issue 12
Dec.  2020
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Si-Qi LYU, Yan-Min YANG, Jun ZHU, Juan WANG, Shuang WU, Jia-Meng REN, Han ZHANG, Xing-Hui SHAO. Effects of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor and angiotensin II receptor blocker on one-year outcomes of patients with atrial fibrillation: insights from a multicenter registry study in China. J Geriatr Cardiol 2020; 17(12): 750-758. doi: 10.11909/j.issn.1671-5411.2020.12.005
Citation: Si-Qi LYU, Yan-Min YANG, Jun ZHU, Juan WANG, Shuang WU, Jia-Meng REN, Han ZHANG, Xing-Hui SHAO. Effects of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor and angiotensin II receptor blocker on one-year outcomes of patients with atrial fibrillation: insights from a multicenter registry study in China. J Geriatr Cardiol 2020; 17(12): 750-758. doi: 10.11909/j.issn.1671-5411.2020.12.005

Effects of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor and angiotensin II receptor blocker on one-year outcomes of patients with atrial fibrillation: insights from a multicenter registry study in China

doi: 10.11909/j.issn.1671-5411.2020.12.005
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    Yan-Min YANG, Emergency and Critical Care Center, State Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Disease, Fuwai Hospital, National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China. E-mail:

  • Received Date: 2020-07-01
  • Accepted Date: 2020-11-30
  • Rev Recd Date: 2020-10-12
  • Available Online: 2020-12-28
  • Publish Date: 2020-12-26
  •  Objective To evaluate the effect of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI)/angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) therapy on the prognosis of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Methods A total of 1, 991 AF patients from the AF registry were divided into two groups according to whether they were treated with ACEI/ARB at recruitment. Baseline characteristics were carefully collected and analyzed. Logistic regression was utilized to identify the predictors of ACEI/ARB therapy. The primary endpoint was all-cause mortality, while the secondary endpoints included cardiovascular mortality, stroke and major adverse events (MAEs) during the one-year follow-up period. Univariable and multivariable Cox regression were performed to identify the association between ACEI/ARB therapy and the one-year outcomes. Results In total, 759 AF patients (38.1%) were treated with ACEI/ARB. Compared with AF patients without ACEI/ARB therapy, patients treated with ACEI/ARB tended to be older and had a higher rate of permanent AF, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, heart failure (HF), left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) < 40%, coronary artery disease (CAD), prior myocardial infarction (MI), left ventricular hypertrophy, tobacco use and concomitant medications (all P < 0.05). Hypertension, HF, LVEF < 40%, CAD, prior MI and tobacco use were determined to be predictors of ACEI/ARB treatment. Multivariable analysis showed that ACEI/ARB therapy was associated with a significantly lower risk of one-year all-cause mortality [hazard ratio (HR) (95% CI): 0.682 (0.527-0.882), P = 0.003], cardiovascular mortality [HR (95% CI): 0.713 (0.514-0.988), P = 0.042] and MAEs [HR (95% CI): 0.698 (0.568-0.859), P = 0.001]. The association between ACEI/ARB therapy and reduced mortality was consistent in the subgroup analysis. Conclusions In patients with AF, ACEI/ARB was related to significantly reduced one-year all-cause mortality, cardiovascular mortality and MAEs despite the high burden of cardiovascular comorbidities.
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