An epidemiological study of symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in northwest Greece.

@article{Goudevenos1999AnES,
  title={An epidemiological study of symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in northwest Greece.},
  author={John A. Goudevenos and J N Vakalis and Vassilios Giogiakas and Paraskevi Lathridou and Christos S. Katsouras and Lampros K. Michalis and Dimitrios A Sideris},
  journal={Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={1 4},
  pages={226-33}
}
AIM Although atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most commonly sustained arrhythmia, information about its incidence in the general population is sparse. Even more sparse is information on an important variety of AF, paroxysmal AF. The aim of this study is to assess the frequency of new cases of symptomatic paroxysmal AF per year ('incidence') in a general unselected population and to compare other epidemiological features with chronic AF patients. METHODS AND RESULTS Over a 4 year period, we… CONTINUE READING
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