Atrial fibrillation: a primary care cross-sectional study.

  title={Atrial fibrillation: a primary care cross-sectional study.},
  author={Abdallah Mashal and Amos Katz and Pesach Shvartzman},
  journal={The Israel Medical Association journal : IMAJ},
  volume={13 11},
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia in adults and is associated with increased mortality and morbidity. OBJECTIVES To characterize patients diagnosed with AF in primary care clinics in southern Israel. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional study in 14 primary care clinics of the largest health insurance fund in Israel, reviewing the electronic medical records of adults aged > or = 25 years diagnosed with AF. The prevalence, evaluation, antithrombotic treatment… CONTINUE READING