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African Americans Show Less Risk of Atrial Fibrillation and Women Need More Aggressive Afib Treatment — Findings from HRS

Posted Jun 01 2010 12:00am

At Heart Rhythm 2010 in Denver recently, a session on demographic factors influencing atrial fibrillation management and outcomes featured the following research findings:

  • African Americans Have Less Risk Than Caucasians of Atrial Fibrillation After Bypass Surgery
  • Blacks Have Lower Risk of Atrial Fibrillation After Age 60 Than Whites Despite Higher Risk Factors
  • Women with Atrial Fibrillation May Need More Aggressive Anticoagulation Than Men to Avoid Stroke
  • Women with Atrial Fibrillation Are Referred Less Often to AF Centers and Are Less Likely to Receive Aggressive Treatments

Read about these research findings at: Race and Gender Issues Influencing Atrial Fibrillation Management News from Heart Rhythm 2010

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