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Age as a risk factor of Afib

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At age 60, 1 in 25 Americans have AFib. At age 80+, this increases to nearly 1 in 10.

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

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