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  1. Prevalence of atrial fibrillation in elderly subjects (the cardiovascular health study).

    Article - En anglais

    Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common arrythmia in elderly persons and a common cause of embolic stroke.

    Most studies of the prevalence and correlates 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 man and women aged =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.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Fibrillation auriculaire, Vieillard, Homme, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Cardiopathie, Trouble rythme cardiaque, Trouble excitabilité

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Atrial fibrillation, Elderly, Human, Prevalence, Epidemiology, United States, North America, America, Cardiovascular disease, Heart disease, Arrhythmia, Excitability disorder

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

    Cote : 94-0580796

    Code Inist : 002B12A02. Création : 09/06/1995.