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AFib prevalence projected to double by 2050

By 2050, the prevalence of atrial fibrillation will have more than doubled since 2001—growing to an estimated 5.6 million to 12.1 million Americans.

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 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 prevention: the AnTicoagulation and 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
Pages
2370-5
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

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