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AFib strokes occurring in patients 75+

Close to half of all atrial fibrillation associated strokes occur in patients age 75 and older.

Fuster V, Ryden L, Cannom D, Crijns H, et al. ACC/AHA/ESC 2006 Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation. Am Coll Cardiol. 2006; 48: e149-246. http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/full/114/7/e257

Reference

Title
ACC/AHA/ESC 2006 Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation
Publication
Am Coll Cardiol
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Fuster V, Ryden L, Cannom D, Crijns H, et al.
Pages
e149-246
URL
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  • Human Burden

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