Muthalaly RG, Koplan BA, Albano A, North C, Campbell JI, Kakuhikire B, Vořechovská D, Kraemer JD, Tsai AC, Siedner MJ. Low population prevalence of atrial fibrillation in rural Uganda: A community-based cross-sectional study. International journal of cardiology. 2018 May 24. PMID: 29859712 [PubMed]
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a major risk factor for stroke, which is the leading cause of cardiovascular mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. However, there is limited population-based epidemiological data on AF in sub-Saharan Africa. We sought to estimate the prevalence and correlates of AF in rural Uganda.