In the article by Oldgren et al, “Variations in Cause and Management of Atrial Fibrillation in a Prospective Registry of 15 400 Emergency Department Patients in 46 Countries: The RE-LY Atrial Fibrillation Registry”, which was published in the April 15, 2014 issue (Circulation. 2014;129:1568–1576), corrections are needed.
1. In the paragraph “Medication in patients with a prior history of AF or other Predisposing Conditions”, last sentence in page 1570, the figure 44.9% is incorrect. The correct sentence should be: “In patients with a previous history of AF and a CHADS2 risk score of ≥2 but without a history of rheumatic fever, 44.1% were treated with an oral anticoagulant at the time of presentation to the emergency department:”
2. Figure 2 should depict oral anticoagulation use in patients with prior Atrial Fibrillation (AF) and rheumatic heart disease (black bars), and patients with prior AF and CHADS2 score ≥2 but without rheumatic heart disease (grey bars). By mistake figure 2 in the original publication incorrectly depicted oral anticoagulation use in all patients with history of rheumatic heart disease, irrespective of prior AF, in the black bars; and all patients with CHADS2 score ≥2, irrespective of prior AF, in the grey bars.
The authors sincerely regret the errors.
A corrected version of Figure 2 is provided below.
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