AF hospitalisations - a relentless rise

Celine Gallagher demonstrating the results of her study assessing hospitalisations throughout Australia due to atrial fibrillation. From 1993-1013 AF hospilisations have increase such that it is the most common cardiovascular cause surpassing that of heart failure and myocardial infarction.


Journal reference:

Celine Gallagher, Jeroen ML Hendriks, Lynne Giles, Jonathan Karnon, Clarabelle Pham, Adrian D Elliott, Melissa E Middeldorp, Rajiv Mahajan, Dennis H Lau, Prashanthan Sanders, Christopher Wong. Increasing trends in hospitalisations due to atrial fibrillation in Australia from 1993 to 2013. Heart, 55(10), 2019, doi:10.1136/heartjnl-2018-314471


For full abstract and manuscript see here.

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