How does age affect the risk of atrial fibrillation (Afib) (AF)?

Updated: Apr 09, 2019
  • Author: Lawrence Rosenthal, MD, PhD, FACC, FHRS; Chief Editor: Jeffrey N Rottman, MD  more...
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AF is strongly age-dependent, affecting 4% of individuals older than 60 years and 8% of persons older than 80 years.


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