Epidemiology of atrial fibrillation in Turkey: preliminary results of the multicenter AFTER* study


Ertas F., Kaya H., Kaya Z., Bulur S., Kose N., Gul M., ...More

TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.41, no.2, pp.99-104, 2013 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5543/tkda.2013.18488
  • Journal Name: TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.99-104
  • Keywords: Atrial fibrillation/epidemiology/etiology, chronic disease, female, hypertension/complications, Turkey/epidemiology, EURO HEART SURVEY, RISK-FACTORS, ANTICOAGULATION, PREVALENCE, STROKE, MANAGEMENT
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objectives: Although atrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the most common rhythm disorders observed in clinical practice, a multicenter epidemiological study has not been conducted in our country. This study aimed to assess our clinical approach to AF based upon the records of the first multicenter prospective Atrial Fibrillation in Turkey: Epidemiologic Registry (AFTER) study.