Published: 17 August 2021
Author(s): Ioannis Doundoulakis, Dimitris Tsiachris, Konstantinos A Gatzoulis, Christodoulos Stefanadis, Konstantinos Tsioufis
Section: Letter to the Editor

Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices (CIEDs) with atrial lead implanted allow detection of asymptomatic atrial tachy-arrhythmias defined as Atrial High Rate Episodes (AHRE) which are found in approximately 20% of CIED patients. Two recent meta-analyses showed that AHRE are associated with an increased risk of stroke (approximately 2-fold) and clinically overt Atrial Fibrillation (AF) (approximately 4-fold) in subjects with no previous history of clinical AF.

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