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Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a very common and relevant disease of the elderly (Fig. 1). Of the general population, 1%, but 10% of the 80+-year-old age group, suffer from it. In the United States alone, 2.2 million patients have AF, with an unknown number of undiagnosed cases (which may represent another two million patients), and this figure is expected to at least double by 2050. In Europe, the number of AF patients is estimated to be around six million.

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Wehling, M. (2013). Atrial Fibrillation. In: Wehling, M. (eds) Drug Therapy for the Elderly. Springer, Vienna.

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