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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 P, Mitchell J, Baker C, Kannel W, et al. 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 P, Mitchell J, Baker C, Kannel W, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 158, Issue 3
Pages
229-34
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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