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AFib strokes occurring in patients 75+

Close to half of all atrial fibrillation associated strokes occur in patients age 75 and older.

Fuster, V, LE Rydén, DS Cannom, HJ Crijns, AB Curtis, KA Ellenbogen, JL Halperin, J-Y Le Heuzey, GN Kay, JE Lowe, SB Olsson, EN Prystowsky, JL Tamargo, S Wann, SC Smith, AK Jacobs, CD Adams, JL Anderson, EM Antman, SA Hunt, R Nishimura, JP Ornato, RL Page. ACC/AHA/ESC 2006 Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines and the European Society of Cardiology Committee for Practice. Am Coll Cardiol. 2006; 48: e149-246. http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/full/114/7/e257

Reference

Title
ACC/AHA/ESC 2006 Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines and the European Society of Cardiology Committee for Practice
Publication
Am Coll Cardiol
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Fuster, V, LE Rydén, DS Cannom, HJ Crijns, AB Curtis, KA Ellenbogen, JL Halperin, J-Y Le Heuzey, GN Kay, JE Lowe, SB Olsson, EN Prystowsky, JL Tamargo, S Wann, SC Smith, AK Jacobs, CD Adams, JL Anderson, EM Antman, SA Hunt, R Nishimura, JP Ornato, RL Page
Pages
e149-246
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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