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Projected AFib incidence, 2050

If current incidence estimates are applied to Census Bureau projections, by 2050 the number of Americans with atrial fibrillation could exceed 12 million. If increases in incidence continue, that number could be as high as 15 million.

Miyasaka, Y, ME Barnes, BJ Gersh, SS Cha, KR Bailey, WP Abhayaratna, JB Seward, and TSM Tsang. 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): 119-125. http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/full/114/2/119

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, ME Barnes, BJ Gersh, SS Cha, KR Bailey, WP Abhayaratna, JB Seward, and TSM Tsang
Volume & Issue
Volume 114, Issue 2
Pages
119-125
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

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