[Atrial fibrillation in elderly patients].

Abstract

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia in elderly patients: its prevalence increases with age up to 6-8% in octogenarians. A cardiomyopathy is associated in 50%, hypertension in 60%. Severity is attributed to the risk of ischaemic stroke with rates increasing up to 7% per year after 75 years old. Quality of life is impaired and… (More)

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