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Annual strokes from AFib

Atrial fibrillation accounts for between 75,000 and 100,000 strokes per year.

Wolf, PA, RD Abbott and WB Kannel. Atrial Fibrillation as an Independent Risk Factor for Stroke: The Framingham Study. Stroke. 1991; 22: 983-8. http://stroke.ahajournals.org/content/22/8/983.abstract

Reference

Title
Atrial Fibrillation as an Independent Risk Factor for Stroke: The Framingham Study
Publication
Stroke
Publication Date
1991
Authors
Wolf, PA, RD Abbott and WB Kannel
Pages
983-8
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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