Rising rates of hospital admissions for atrial fibrillation.

  title={Rising rates of hospital admissions for atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Jens Birkedal Friberg and Pernille Buch and Henrik Scharling and Niels Gadsbphioll and Gorm Boje Jensen},
  volume={14 6},
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation is a common arrhythmia associated with excess morbidity and mortality. We studied temporal changes in hospital admission rates for atrial fibrillation using data from a prospective population-based cohort study spanning 2 decades (the Copenhagen City Heart Study). METHODS The study included baseline data collected in 1981 through 1983 on 10,955 persons age 40 to 79 years and baseline data collected in 1991 through 1994 on 7212 persons age 40 to 79 years. We used… CONTINUE READING