Treatment-associated atrial fibrillation: ibrutinib-specific or class-specific?

Anthony Mato

Anthony Mato, MD, MSCE from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA presents the latest data from a cross-center study, investigating the incidence of ibrutinib-associated atrial fibrillation in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients. Up to 11% of patients receiving ibrutinib treatment will develop atrial fibrillation in the long term. By identifying those patients who are at a higher risk of developing this secondary condition, physicians can monitor patients and provide intervention when necessary. Dr Mato details the methods and results from this investigation. In addition, he goes on to discuss the incidence of atrial fibrillation following treatment with other classes of drugs in CLL. This interview was recorded at the International Workshop on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (iwCLL) 2017 held in New York, NY.

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