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AFib prevalence as population ages

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As our population continues to age, prevalence of Afib is going to skyrocket, to a projected 5.6 to 15.9 million adults by 2050.

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). http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/114/2/119.long

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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