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In 2005, an estimated 103,000 inpatient endarterectomy procedures were performed in the U.S. Carotid endarterectomy is the most frequently performed surgical procedure to prevent stroke.
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Atrial fibrillation incidence in women
Atrial fibrillation in women ranged from 6.6 per 100,000 people per year for patients between the ages of 15 and 44 to 1,203.7 per 100,000 people per year for patients… [ Get More Details ]
Mitral valve disease is present in 5.1% of the population ages 65 and older.