The burden of atrial fibrillation in the Netherlands.

@article{Heemstra2011TheBO,
  title={The burden of atrial fibrillation in the Netherlands.},
  author={Harald E. Heemstra and Robby Nieuwlaat and Martina Meijboom and Harry J Crijns},
  journal={Netherlands heart journal : monthly journal of the Netherlands Society of Cardiology and the Netherlands Heart Foundation},
  year={2011},
  volume={19 9},
  pages={
          373-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained atrial arrhythmia and it is independently associated with an increased morbidity and mortality. As a result of the high prevalence of AF, the economic and clinical impact of the disease is substantial. This study describes the economic and clinical impact of AF in the Netherlands. METHODS Epidemiological data on AF in the Netherlands were projected on population estimates of the Netherlands in 2009 and combined with data on the… CONTINUE READING
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