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Atrial Fibrillation prevalence increase from 1992 to 2002

Among Medicare patients ages 65 and older, atrial fibrillation prevalence increased from 3.2% in 1992 to 6.0% in 2002–with higher prevalence in older patients.

Lakshimarayan, K, CA Solid, AJ Collins, DC Anderson, and CA Herzog. Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke in the General Medicare Population: A 10-year prospective. Stroke. 2006; 37(8): 1969-74. http://stroke.ahajournals.org/content/37/8/1969.full

Reference

Title
Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke in the General Medicare Population: A 10-year prospective
Publication
Stroke
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Lakshimarayan, K, CA Solid, AJ Collins, DC Anderson, and CA Herzog
Volume & Issue
Volume 37, Issue 8
Pages
1969-74
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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