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AFib rates by age

Around 82% of Americans with atrial fibrillation are age 65 and older. Around 37% are age 80 and older.

Go, AS, EM Hylek, KA Phillips, Y Chang, LE Henault, JV Selby, and DE Singer. Prevalence of Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation in Adults: National implications for rhythm management and stroke preventionâ??the AnTicoagulation and Risk Factors In Atrial Fibrillation (ATRIA) Study. JAMA. 2001; 285(18): 2370-5. http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/285/18/2370.abstract

Reference

Title
Prevalence of Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation in Adults: National implications for rhythm management and stroke preventionâ??the AnTicoagulation and Risk Factors In Atrial Fibrillation (ATRIA) Study
Publication
JAMA
Publication Date
2001
Authors
Go, AS, EM Hylek, KA Phillips, Y Chang, LE Henault, JV Selby, and DE Singer
Volume & Issue
Volume 285, Issue 18
Pages
2370-5
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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