Risk factors for atrial fibrillation and their population burden in postmenopausal women: the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Heart (British Cardiac Society), Volume 99, Issue 16, p.1173-8 (2013)


2013, African Americans, Age Factors, Aged, Atrial Fibrillation, Chi-Square Distribution, Comorbidity, European Continental Ancestry Group, Female, Hispanic Americans, Humans, Hypertension, Incidence, Kaplan-Meier Estimate, March 2014, Middle Aged, Multivariate Analysis, Obesity, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Postmenopause, Proportional Hazards Models, Prospective Studies, Public Health Sciences Division, Risk Factors, United States, Women's Health


Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia in women. Large studies evaluating key AF risk factors in older women are lacking. We aimed to identify risk factors for AF in postmenopausal women and measure population burden of modifiable risk factors.