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Prevalence of Atrial Fibrillation in Asymptomatic Healthy Population in Korean Rural Area

Title
Prevalence of Atrial Fibrillation in Asymptomatic Healthy Population in Korean Rural Area
Author
최보율
Keywords
Atrial Fibrillation; Prevalence; Electrocardiography; Echocardiography; Community-based Cohort
Issue Date
2013-05
Publisher
Korean ACAD Medical Science
Citation
Journal of Korean medical science, Aug 2015, 30(8), P.1078-1084
Abstract
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia worldwide and a potent independent risk factor for stroke. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of AF in a population-based sample of adults in a rural region of Korea. Between January 2005 and December 2009, 4,067 individuals (60.2 +/- 11.2 yr old, M:F= 1,582: 2,485) over 21 who were residents of the county of Yangpyeong, Korea, participated in the study. AF was assessed on a resting 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) in 4,053 of the participants. Blood tests and transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) were also performed to investigate the relationship between left ventricular mass and AF in the study group. Fifty-four cases (32 men) were diagnosed as AF among the 4,053 subjects. The crude prevalence of AF was 1.3%. It was highest (2.3%) among sixty-and seventy-year olds, and higher in men than women in all age groups over 50. The prevalence in men was 2.0%, and in women 0.9%. In univariate analysis, age, male gender, body mass index, total serum cholesterol, alanine transaminase, serum creatinine, adiponectin level, and ischemic heart disease were associated with AF. Among the TTE parameters, systolic and diastolic left ventricular systolic internal dimension (LVID), and LV ejection fraction were associated with AF. In this relatively healthy population in a rural area of Korea, the prevalence of AF is 1.3%, and increases with age. Of the TTE parameters, systolic and diastolic LVID and left atrial diameter are related to prevalence of AF.
URI
https://www.synapse.koreamed.org/search.php?where=aview&id=10.3346/jkms.2015.30.8.1078&code=0063JKMS&vmode=FULLhttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11754/45066
ISSN
1011-8934
DOI
10.3346/jkms.2015.30.8.1078
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