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AFib prevalence estimates

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Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart arrhythmia in the U.S. Often going undiagnosed, AFib prevalence estimates vary between 2.7 million and 6.1 million Americans.

Miyasaka Y, Barnes ME, Gersch BJ, et al. Secular Trends in Incidence of Atrial Fibrillation in Olmsted County, Minnesota, 1980 to 2000, and Implications on the Projections for Future Prevalence. Circ. 2006; 114(2). http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/114/2/119.long

Go AS, Hylek EM, Phillips KA, et al. Prevalence of Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation in Adults: National implications for rhythm management and stroke prevention: the AnTicoagulation & Risk Factors in Atrial Fibrillation (ATRIA) study. JAMA. 2001; 285(18). http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=193807

Reference

Title
Secular Trends in Incidence of Atrial Fibrillation in Olmsted County, Minnesota, 1980 to 2000, and Implications on the Projections for Future Prevalence
Publication
Circ
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Miyasaka Y, Barnes ME, Gersch BJ, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 114, Issue 2
URL
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Title
Prevalence of Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation in Adults: National implications for rhythm management and stroke prevention: the AnTicoagulation & Risk Factors in Atrial Fibrillation (ATRIA) study
Publication
JAMA
Publication Date
2001
Authors
Go AS, Hylek EM, Phillips KA, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 285, Issue 18
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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