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  1. Atrial fibrillation in the elderly.

    Article - En anglais

    The prevalence of atrial fibrillation is 11% in persons older than 70 years and rises to 17% in those aged 84 years or more.

    One-year mortality ranges from 0.2 to 16%, being highest in elderly patients, and is associated with a 4.8-fold increased risk of stroke.

    Atrial fibrillation can be cardioverted to normal sinus rhythm electrically or pharmacologically and rapid ventricular rate can be controlled with drugs.

    While anticoagulation prevents embolic events in those with atrial fibrillation, the decision to anticoagulate should be based on an assessment of the risk/benefit ratio.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Fibrillation auriculaire, Prévalence, Accident cérébrovasculaire, Anticoagulant, Cardioversion, Pacemaker, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Complication, Traitement, Vieillard, Homme, Facteur risque, Mortalité, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Cardiopathie, Trouble rythme cardiaque, Trouble excitabilité, Epidémiologie, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Cérébrovasculaire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie, Chimiothérapie, Réanimation cardiocirculatoire, Traitement instrumental

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Atrial fibrillation, Prevalence, Stroke, Anticoagulant, Cardioversion, Pacemaker, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Complication, Treatment, Elderly, Human, Risk factor, Mortality, Cardiovascular disease, Heart disease, Arrhythmia, Excitability disorder, Epidemiology, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder, Cerebrovascular disease, Vascular disease, Chemotherapy, Intensive cardiocirculatory care, Instrumentation therapy

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0493100

    Code Inist : 002B12A02. Création : 10/04/1997.