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Annual strokes from AFib

Atrial fibrillation accounts for between 75,000 and 100,000 strokes per year.

Wolf P, Abbott R, Kannell W. Atrial Fibrillation as an Independent Risk Factor for Stroke: The Framingham Study. Stroke. 1991; 22: 983-8. http://stroke.ahajournals.org/content/22/8/983.abstract

Reference

Title
Atrial Fibrillation as an Independent Risk Factor for Stroke: The Framingham Study
Publication
Stroke
Publication Date
1991
Authors
Wolf P, Abbott R, Kannell W
Pages
983-8
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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