Prevalence of atrial fibrillation in a primary health care centre in Fars Province, Islamic Republic of Iran
AbstractThis study determined the prevalence of atrial fibrillation at a primary health care centre in Fars province of the Islamic Republic of Iran. All ambulatory people aged > or = 50 years visiting the centre between April and October 2001 were screened for atrial fibrillation using a st and ard 12-lead ECG. The mean +/- SD age of participants was 64.0 +/- 8.9 years. Of 463 participants aged 50-79 years, 13 [2.8%] had atrial fibrillation [median age 74 years], significantly more women [10/230] than men [3/233]. Unlike previous studies in industrialized countries, the prevalence tripled with each decade of life and increased significantly from 0.6% in the 50-59 years to 6.4% in the 70-79 years age group. With increasing longevity in some developing countries, atrial fibrillation and consequently stroke may become major health problems
Habibzadeh, F., Yadollahie, M., Roshanipoor, M. & Haghighi, A. Boroomand. (2004). Prevalence of atrial fibrillation in a primary health care centre in Fars Province, Islamic Republic of Iran. EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 10 (1-2), 147-151, 2004 http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119393
JournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 10 (1-2), 147-151, 2004
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