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A cross-sectional study of quality of life in an elderly population (75 years and over) with atrial fibrillation: secondary analysis of data from the Birmingham Atrial Fibrillation Treatment of the Aged study.

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AIMS: To compare the quality of life (QoL) of those in atrial fibrillation (AF) aged 75 years and over with that of the general population, to explore what factors affect the QoL of those with AF, and to assess the sensitivity of the EuroQol (EQ-5D) and Short-Form 12 (SF-12) generic health questionnaires in detecting differences in health status in those with AF in this age group. METHODS AND RESULTS: The study population was 1762 men and women aged 75 years and over with confirmed AF who at...

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10.1093/europace/eus102

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Journal:
Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology
Volume:
14
Issue:
10
Pages:
1420-1427
Publication date:
2012-10-05
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EISSN:
1532-2092
ISSN:
1099-5129
URN:
uuid:769d66dc-7963-4eea-beb9-6aeca86ac5ea
Source identifiers:
332806
Local pid:
pubs:332806

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