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Woman’s Risk of Atrial Fibrillation: Higher Risk, Less Attention

 Annabelle S. Volgman, MD
  2nd-Feb-2010
Description: Atrial Fibrillation is the most common chronic cardiac arrhythmia, it is estimated that the U.S. prevalence is 2.5 million. Atrial fibrillation places a significant burden on the healthcare system; a hospital stay for atrial fibrillation is more frequent than for any other arrhythmia. It is interconnected with other common cardio vascular problems.
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Domain: Medical
Category: Therapy
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Women and Atrial Fibrillation, Greater Risk, Less Attention
Annabelle S. Volgman, MD, FACC Associate Professor of Medicine Director, Heart Center for Women Rush University Medical Center Chicago, Illinois

Case study
65 yo successful OB/GYN who managed a hospital, nursing school in the Philippines PMH:
Hypertension DM Atrial fibrillation Normal LV function No history of TIAs or stroke

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