Heart rhythm in 90+ years old fallers

Source: European Geriatric Medicine, 2013, 4(1) p. 5-7

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Date of publication: February 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Event recordings were made in 111 90+ years old fallers, finding cases of atrial fibrillation. The incidence of atrial fibrillation increases with increasing age, which increases the risk of falls (as well as dementia and death). Therefore routine event recordings are important to reveal these arrythmias.

Length of publication: 3 Pages

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