Epidemiologic features of chronic atrial fibrillation: the Framingham study.

@article{Kannel1982EpidemiologicFO,
  title={Epidemiologic features of chronic atrial fibrillation: the Framingham study.},
  author={William Bernard Kannel and Robert D. Abbott and Daniel D Savage and Patricia Mannix Mcnamara},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1982},
  volume={306 17},
  pages={1018-22}
}
In the Framingham Study 2325 men and 2866 women 30 to 62 years old at entry were followed biennially over 22 years for the development of chronic atrial fibrillation in relation to antecedent cardiovascular disease and risk factors. During surveillance, atrial fibrillation developed in 49 men and 49 women. The incidence rose sharply with age but did not differ significantly between the sexes. Overall, there was a 2.0 per cent chance that the disorder would develop in two decades. Atrial… CONTINUE READING