Impact of atrial fibrillation on mortality, stroke, and medical costs.

@article{Wolf1998ImpactOA,
  title={Impact of atrial fibrillation on mortality, stroke, and medical costs.},
  author={Philip A. Wolf and Jeremy B Mitchell and Christopher S.R. Baker and William Bernard Kannel and Ralph B. D'Agostino},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={158 3},
  pages={229-34}
}
BACKGROUND The impact of atrial fibrillation (AF) on mortality, stroke, and medical costs is unknown. METHODS We conducted a prospective cohort study of hospitalized Medicare patients with AF and 1 other cardiovascular diagnosis (CVD) compared with a matched group without AF (n = 26,753), randomly selected in 6 age-sex strata from 1989 MedPAR files of more than 1 million patients diagnosed as having AF. Stroke rates were also determined in another cohort free of CVD (n = 14,267). Total… CONTINUE READING

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