Changing trends of hospital utilization in patients after their first episode of atrial fibrillation.

@article{Miyasaka2008ChangingTO,
  title={Changing trends of hospital utilization in patients after their first episode of atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Yoko Miyasaka and Marion E. Barnes and Bernard J. Gersh and Stephen S. Cha and Kent R. Bailey and James B. Seward and T. S. Tsang},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={102 5},
  pages={568-72}
}
A marked increase in hospitalization for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) has previously been noted. Whether this increase is related to a change in the prevalence of AF or a change in the pattern of practice with respect to the management of AF remains unclear. To determine the trends in hospital utilization after first AF in a community-based setting (Olmsted County, Minnesota), residents diagnosed with first AF from 1980 to 2000 were identified and followed until 2004. The primary… CONTINUE READING
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