Burden of AF in Women Versus Men
This section discusses differences in the risk, symptoms and burden of AF between men and women
In this section:
Sex differences in burden of AF
The risk of developing AF is 1.5–2.1-fold higher in men than in women – data from the Framingham Heart Study show that the age-adjusted prevalence of AF in women is approximately half of that in men. However, because the prevalence of AF increases with age and, on average, women live longer than men, at least as many women as men are estimated to have AF.
Symptoms of AF in women versus men
Women with AF are more likely to experience symptoms of AF, such as palpitations and fatigue, compared with men, which reduces their quality of life.
Approval No.: G.COM.GM.XA.11.2017.1950
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