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The risk of stroke attributable to atrial fibrillation by age

The risk of stroke attributable to atrial fibrillation increases from 1.5% for those ages 50 to 59 to 23.5% for those ages 80 to 89.

Wolf, Philip A, Janet B Mitchell, Colin S Baker, William B Kannel, and Ralph B D'Agostino. Impact of Atrial Fibrillation on Mortality, Stroke, and Medical Costs. Arch Intern Med. 1998; 158(3): 229-34. http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/158/3/229

Reference

Title
Impact of Atrial Fibrillation on Mortality, Stroke, and Medical Costs
Publication
Arch Intern Med
Publication Date
1998
Authors
Wolf, Philip A, Janet B Mitchell, Colin S Baker, William B Kannel, and Ralph B D'Agostino
Volume & Issue
Volume 158, Issue 3
Pages
229-34
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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