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Titolo:
PREVALENCE OF ATRIAL-FIBRILLATION IN ELDERLY SUBJECTS (THE CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH STUDY)
Autore:
FURBERG CD; PSATY BM; MANOLIO TA; GARDIN JM; SMITH VE; RAUTAHARJU PM;
Indirizzi:
CHS COORDINATING CTR,CENTURY SQ,1501 4TH AVE,SUITE 2025 SEATTLE WA 98101 WAKE FOREST UNIV,BOWMAN GRAY SCH MED,DEPT PUBL HLTH SCI WINSTON SALEMNC 27103 UNIV WASHINGTON,DEPT EPIDEMIOL SEATTLE WA 98195 UNIV WASHINGTON,DEPT HLTH SERV & MED SEATTLE WA 98195 NHLBI,DIV EPIDEMIOL & CLIN APPLICAT BETHESDA MD 20892 UNIV CALIF IRVINE,DEPT MED ORANGE CA 92668 ALBANY MED COLL,DEPT MED ALBANY NY 00000 UNIV ALBERTA,EPICORE CTR,DIV CARDIOL EDMONTON AB CANADA
Titolo Testata:
The American journal of cardiology
fascicolo: 3, volume: 74, anno: 1994,
pagine: 236 - 241
SICI:
0002-9149(1994)74:3<236:POAIES>2.0.ZU;2-R
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
POPULATION; STROKE; ABNORMALITIES; OLDER;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
29
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Citazione:
C.D. Furberg et al., "PREVALENCE OF ATRIAL-FIBRILLATION IN ELDERLY SUBJECTS (THE CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH STUDY)", The American journal of cardiology, 74(3), 1994, pp. 236-241

Abstract

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common arrhythmia in elderly persons and a common cause of embolic stroke. Most studies of the prevalence andcorrelates of AF have used selected, hospital-based populations. The Cardiovascular Health Study is a population-based, longitudinal study of risk factors for coronary artery disease and stroke in 5,201 men and women aged greater than or equal to 65 years. AF was diagnosed in 4.8% of women and in 6.2% of men at the baseline examination, and prevalence was strongly associated with advanced age in women. Prevalence ofAF was 9.1% in men and women with clinical cardiovascular disease, 4.6% in patients with evidence of subclinical but no clinical cardiovascular disease, and only 1.6% in subjects with neither clinical nor subclinical cardiovascular disease. A history of congestive heart failure,valvular heart disease and stroke, echocardiographic evidence of enlarged left atrial dimension, abnormal mitral or aortic valve function, treated systemic hypertension, and advanced age were independently associated with the prevalence of AF. The low prevalence of AF in the absence of clinical and subclinical cardiovascular disease calls into question the existence and clinical usefulness of the concept of so-called ''lone atrial fibrillation'' in the elderly.

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