How does the incidence of atrial fibrillation (Afib) (AF) differ by gender or race?

Updated: Apr 09, 2019
  • Author: Lawrence Rosenthal, MD, PhD, FACC, FHRS; Chief Editor: Jeffrey N Rottman, MD  more...
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The incidence of AF is significantly higher in men than in women in all age groups, although this effect may be mediated through the difference in average height between men and women. [30] AF appears to be more common in white individuals than in black persons, with black individuals have less than half the age-adjusted risk of developing AF.


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