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Ethnicity and arrhythmias.
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PMID:  12766528     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiac arrhythmias are difficult to define epidemiologically. It therefore follows that data available on their actual incidence and prevalence is limited. Although many of the available studies can be criticised due to methodological flaws, overall there do appear to be some differences in the incidence and prevalence of arrhythmias in different ethnic groups. These differences are likely the result of aetiological influences, as the prevalence of ischemic heart disease, hypertension and other contributory causes are known to vary between ethnic groups. Clearly, more epidemiologic information is required in non-white populations in order to further advance understanding of possible aetiology, assess implications on associated morbidity, mortality and therapeutic options, as well as plan efficient health care provision and costing implications.
Bethan Freestone; Gregory Y H Lip
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiac electrophysiology review     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1385-2264     ISO Abbreviation:  Card Electrophysiol Rev     Publication Date:  2003 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-05-26     Completed Date:  2003-12-12     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9708907     Medline TA:  Card Electrophysiol Rev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  92-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Haemostasis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology Unit, University Department of Medicine, City Hospital, Birmingham, England, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / ethnology*
Asia / epidemiology
Australia / epidemiology
Ethnic Groups / ethnology*
Great Britain / epidemiology
Myocardial Ischemia / ethnology
United States / epidemiology

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