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Native Americans at Increased Risk for AFib

Key clinical Atrial fibrillation was significantly more common among Native Americans than in other racial and ethnic groups.

Major finding: The overall incidence of atrial fibrillation in Native Americans was 7.49 per 1,000 person-years – significantly higher than the 6.89 per 1000 person-years observed in the rest of the cohort (P less than .0001)

Disclosures: The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project database is supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Dr. Marcus reported receiving research support from Jawbone, Medtronic, Eight, and Baylis Medical, and is a consultant for and holds equity in InCarda Therapeutics. The other authors reported no conflict of interest.


Marcus GM et al. Circulation. 2019 Oct 21.doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.119.042882