Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 1: 288-296, 2006 –
The risk for and predictors of atrial fibrillation (AF) after kidney transplantation are not well described. Registry data that were collected by the United States Renal Data System were used to investigate retrospectively new-onset AF among adult first renal allograft recipients and transplant candidates who received a transplant or were wait-listed in 1995 to 2001 with Medicare as the primary payer. AF events were ascertained from billing records, and participants were followed until loss of Medicare coverage or December 31, 2001. Etc.