Rinsho Shinkeigaku (Clinical Neurology)

Brief Clinical Note

Five years after mortality of atrial fibrillation in community-dwelling Japanese aged 40 years or older in Japan.

Kenichiro Sakai, M.D.1), Kazumi Kimura, M.D.1), Yasuyuki Ighuchi, M.D.2), Akihiko Yoshioka, M.D.3) and Fumiaki Moriyasu, M.D.4)

1)Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School
2)Departmemt of Neuology, The Jikei University School of Medicine
3)Kurashiski Public Health Center
4)Kurashiki Federation of Medical Association

A community-based study was conducted to estimate the prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in Japanese adults aged ≥40 years in Kurashiki-city at 2006. We investigated mortality of adult residents with AF in Kurashiki city after 5 years from the previous study. In 1,164 adult residents with AF, 279 persons (24.0%) were dead in this survey. The cause of death was summarized as follow; cancer was 24%, cardiac disease without hypertension was 24%, ischemic stroke 11%, stroke without ischemic stroke was 6%, pneumonia was 13%, and freak accident was 3%. Residents with AF were dead of many another courses than cardio-cerebrovascular disease. When atrial fibrillation was diagnosed, we should be evaluate the heart by a cardiovascular specialist and evaluate patient's general medical condition.
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(CLINICA NEUROL, 55: 178|181, 2015)
key words: stroke, atrial fiblliration, mortality, cause of death

(Received: 15-May-14)