Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Atrial Fibrillation in Korean Adults Older than 40 Years

@inproceedings{Jeong2005PrevalenceOA,
  title={Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Atrial Fibrillation in Korean Adults Older than 40 Years},
  author={Joon Jeong},
  booktitle={Journal of Korean medical science},
  year={2005}
}
  • Joon Jeong
  • Published 2005 in Journal of Korean medical science
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common arrhythmia that is a potent independent risk factor for stroke. The incidence of AF increase with age and most affected people have underlying cardiac disease. This study aimed to describe the prevalence of and risk factors for AF in Korean. In this study, 14,540 adults (male 6,573/female 7,967) > or =40 yr old received screening test for general health between April 2000 and December 2000. Participants answered questionnaires and underwent examinations that… CONTINUE READING
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