Epidemiology of Atrial Fibrillation: The Australian and Asia-Pacific Perspective

Christopher X. Wong, Alex Brown, Hung Fat Tse, Christine M. Albert, Jonathan M. Kalman, Thomas H. Marwick, Dennis H. Lau, Prashanthan Sanders

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Abstract

The epidemic of atrial fibrillation (AF) is increasingly recognised as a growing health problem worldwide. Although epidemiological studies on AF in the Asia-Pacific region are scarce, given the increasing age and size of populations in this region, the burden of AF is expected to be far greater than in North America and Europe. This is not only due to the growing, ageing population but also an increased incidence of risk factors for AF, such as hypertension, obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes, in the Asia-Pacific region. While further, high quality data on such aspects as risk factors, racial disparities and clinical implications is urgently required, there is an immediate need for increased focus on appropriate stroke prophylaxis and risk factor management to minimise the clinical complications and societal burden of AF.

LanguageEnglish
Pages870-879
Number of pages10
JournalHeart Lung and Circulation
Volume26
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2017

Keywords

  • Asia Pacific
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Australia
  • Epidemiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Wong, C. X., Brown, A., Tse, H. F., Albert, C. M., Kalman, J. M., Marwick, T. H., ... Sanders, P. (2017). Epidemiology of Atrial Fibrillation: The Australian and Asia-Pacific Perspective. Heart Lung and Circulation, 26(9), 870-879. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hlc.2017.05.120
Wong, Christopher X. ; Brown, Alex ; Tse, Hung Fat ; Albert, Christine M. ; Kalman, Jonathan M. ; Marwick, Thomas H. ; Lau, Dennis H. ; Sanders, Prashanthan. / Epidemiology of Atrial Fibrillation : The Australian and Asia-Pacific Perspective. In: Heart Lung and Circulation. 2017 ; Vol. 26, No. 9. pp. 870-879.
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Epidemiology of Atrial Fibrillation : The Australian and Asia-Pacific Perspective. / Wong, Christopher X.; Brown, Alex; Tse, Hung Fat; Albert, Christine M.; Kalman, Jonathan M.; Marwick, Thomas H.; Lau, Dennis H.; Sanders, Prashanthan.

In: Heart Lung and Circulation, Vol. 26, No. 9, 01.09.2017, p. 870-879.

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