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The Epidemiologic Threat of Atrial FibrillationPrevention of Atrial Fibrillation: Need for Secondary, Primary, and Primordial Prevention

Giuseppe Boriani, MD, PhD
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From the Institute of Cardiology, DIMES, University of Bologna.

CORRESPONDENCE TO: Giuseppe Boriani, MD, PhD, Institute of Cardiology, DIMES, University of Bologna, Policlinico S. Orsola-Malpighi, via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy; e-mail: giuseppe.boriani@unibo.it


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Chest. 2015;147(1):9-10. doi:10.1378/chest.14-1565
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A series of epidemiologic studies has shown how atrial fibrillation (AF) is becoming an emerging epidemiologic threat.1 Epidemiologic data have been traditionally derived from populations of North America and Europe and have shown that AF, even in an asymptomatic stage, increases the risk of ischemic stroke, has complex interrelations with heart failure and increased mortality,2 and induces a growing financial burden on health-care systems.3

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