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Age as a risk factor of Afib

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At age 60, 1 in 25 Americans have AFib. At age 80+, this increases to nearly 1 in 10.

Go A, Hylek E, Phillips K, Chang Y, et al. 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

Reference

Title
Prevalence of Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation in Adults: National implications for rhythm management and stroke prevention: The AnTicoagulation & Risk Factors in Atrial Fibrillation (ATRIA) Study
Publication
JAMA
Publication Date
2001
Authors
Go A, Hylek E, Phillips K, Chang Y, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 285, Issue 18
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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