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Atrial fibrillation (AF) and co-morbidity in elderly. A population based survey of 85 years old subjects

Radholm, Karin; Ostgren, Carl Johan; Alehagen, Urban; Falk, Magnus; Wressle, Ewa; Marcusson, Jan and Nägga, Katarina LU (2011) In Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics 52(3). p.170-175
Abstract
The occurrence of AF increases sharply with age. The aim of this study was to explore and compare prevalent co-morbidity and self-estimated health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in subjects with AF versus subjects with sinus rhythm or pacemaker in 85 years old subjects. We analyzed data from a population of 336 eighty-five years old subjects participating in the Elderly in Linkoping Screening Assessment (ELSA-85) study. Medical history was obtained from postal questionnaire, medical records and during medical examination that included a physical examination, cognitive tests, non-fasting venous blood samples and electrocardiographic (ECG) examination. 19% had an ECG showing AF. There were very few significant differences regarding medical... (More)
The occurrence of AF increases sharply with age. The aim of this study was to explore and compare prevalent co-morbidity and self-estimated health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in subjects with AF versus subjects with sinus rhythm or pacemaker in 85 years old subjects. We analyzed data from a population of 336 eighty-five years old subjects participating in the Elderly in Linkoping Screening Assessment (ELSA-85) study. Medical history was obtained from postal questionnaire, medical records and during medical examination that included a physical examination, cognitive tests, non-fasting venous blood samples and electrocardiographic (ECG) examination. 19% had an ECG showing AF. There were very few significant differences regarding medical history, self-estimated quality of life (QoL), laboratory-and examination findings and use of public health care between the AF group and the non-AF group. The study showed that the population of 85 years old subjects with AF was surprisingly healthy in terms of prevalent co-existing medical conditions, healthcare contacts and overall HRQoL. We conclude that elderly patients with AF do not in general have increased co-morbidity than subjects without AF. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved. (Less)
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Atrial fibrillation, Co-morbidities of elderly, CHADS2 score, Oral, anticoagulation, Health-related quality of life
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Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
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Elsevier
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10.1016/j.archger.2010.10.024
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  author       = {Radholm, Karin and Ostgren, Carl Johan and Alehagen, Urban and Falk, Magnus and Wressle, Ewa and Marcusson, Jan and Nägga, Katarina},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {170--175},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics},
  title        = {Atrial fibrillation (AF) and co-morbidity in elderly. A population based survey of 85 years old subjects},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.archger.2010.10.024},
  volume       = {52},
  year         = {2011},
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