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Article: Pacing for Atrial Fibrillation

TitlePacing for Atrial Fibrillation
Authors
Issue Date2003
PublisherB M J Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://heart.bmjjournals.com/
Citation
Heart, 2003, v. 89 n. 1, p. 106-112 How to Cite?
AbstractEpidemiological data from the Framingham heart study indicate that the cumulative incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF) over a 22 year follow up was 2.1% in men and 1.7% in women. The prevalence of AF increases with age, doubling with each successive decade, and 70% of people with AF are between 65–85 years old. AF is associated with a three- to fivefold increased risk of stroke, a threefold increased risk of congestive heart failure, and a significant 1.5- to 1.9-fold mortality risk even after adjusting for underlying cardiovascular conditions. Pacemaker follow up physicians often have to deal with AF as a co-morbidity. AF may also be associated with brady–tachy syndrome. A high incidence of AF will be present when we use pacemaker therapy after atrioventicular (AV) nodal ablation for medically refractory AF.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/43104
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dc.contributor.authorLau, CPen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2007-03-23T04:38:56Z-
dc.date.available2007-03-23T04:38:56Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHeart, 2003, v. 89 n. 1, p. 106-112en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1355-6037en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/43104-
dc.description.abstractEpidemiological data from the Framingham heart study indicate that the cumulative incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF) over a 22 year follow up was 2.1% in men and 1.7% in women. The prevalence of AF increases with age, doubling with each successive decade, and 70% of people with AF are between 65–85 years old. AF is associated with a three- to fivefold increased risk of stroke, a threefold increased risk of congestive heart failure, and a significant 1.5- to 1.9-fold mortality risk even after adjusting for underlying cardiovascular conditions. Pacemaker follow up physicians often have to deal with AF as a co-morbidity. AF may also be associated with brady–tachy syndrome. A high incidence of AF will be present when we use pacemaker therapy after atrioventicular (AV) nodal ablation for medically refractory AF.en_HK
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dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherB M J Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://heart.bmjjournals.com/en_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsHeart. Copyright © B M J Publishing Group.en_HK
dc.subject.meshAtrial fibrillation - drug therapy - surgery - therapyen_HK
dc.subject.meshCardiac pacing, artificial - methods - trendsen_HK
dc.subject.meshCatheter ablation - methodsen_HK
dc.subject.meshSick sinus syndrome - complications - therapyen_HK
dc.subject.meshVentricular dysfunction, left - therapyen_HK
dc.titlePacing for Atrial Fibrillationen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1355-6037&volume=89&issue=1&spage=106&epage=112&date=2003&atitle=Pacing+for+Atrial+Fibrillationen_HK
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_versionen_HK
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/heart.89.1.106en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid12482808en_HK
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC1767518-
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