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Atrial fibrillation as the primary discharge diagnosis rates
Atrial fibrillation was listed as the primary discharge diagnosis in 20.6 per 100,000 people per year for patients between the ages of 15 and 44 and 1,077.4 per 100,000 people… [ Get More Details ]
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