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AFib-related cardiovascular deaths on the rise

Key clinical point: The death rate for AFib-related CVD has increased over the last 2 decades.

Major finding: The average annual percentage change in AFib-related CVD deaths rose from 0.4% in 2009 to 3.5% in 2017 (P < .001).

Study details: A cross-sectional analysis of 522,104 AFib-related CVD deaths identified between 1999 and 2017.

Disclosures: Dr. Tanaka reported having no financial disclosures.


Tanaka Y. EPI/Lifestyle 2020, Session 5, Abstract 15.