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Predictors of incident atrial fibrillation and influence of medications: A retrospective case-control study

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Background: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common condition, associated with raised mortality and risk of major morbidity, and is predicted to increase due to an aging population. Aim: To update earlier research of AF predictors using UK data. Design and setting: Case-control analysis of adults aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of AF in practices registered with the General Practice Research Database (GPRD) in the UK. Method: Using the GPRD, a case-control analysis was performed using l...

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10.3399/bjgp11X578034

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Hodgkinson, JA More by this author
Taylor, CJ More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences, Biomedical RC
Journal:
British Journal of General Practice
Volume:
61
Issue:
587
Publication date:
2011-06-05
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ISSN:
0960-1643
URN:
uuid:a0c925a2-4c6f-407b-ba91-a5c71ce78117
Source identifiers:
186394
Local pid:
pubs:186394

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