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Comorbidity increases benefit of anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7085.978a (Published 29 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:978
  1. Stephen Morgan, Wellcome Trust research fellowa
  1. a University of Southampton, School of Medicine, Primary Medical Care, Aldermoor Health Centre, Southampton SO16 5ST

    Editor–The recent paper from M Langenberg and colleagues confirms the high prevalence of atrial fibrillation in a northern European population aged 60 years and over.1 In conjunction with the cohort study data this further establishes atrial fibrillation as a major contributor to the total burden of stroke in the population.2 If these figures are transferable to the United Kingdom, about 630 000 …

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