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Managing atrial fibrillation in the very elderly patient: challenges and solutions

Overview of attention for article published in Vascular Health and Risk Management, October 2015
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#45 of 732)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (89th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (91st percentile)

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2 news outlets
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4 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page

Citations

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Title
Managing atrial fibrillation in the very elderly patient: challenges and solutions
Published in
Vascular Health and Risk Management, October 2015
DOI 10.2147/vhrm.s83664
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Authors

Konstantinos Letsas, Nikolaos Karamichalakis, Konstantinos Vlachos, Stamatis Georgopoulos, Athanasios Bakalakos, Michael Efremidis, Antonios Sideris

Abstract

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia affecting elderly patients. Management and treatment of AF in this rapidly growing population of older patients involve a comprehensive assessment that includes comorbidities, functional, and social status. The cornerstone in therapy of AF is thromboembolic protection. Anticoagulation therapy has evolved, using conventional or newer medications. Percutaneous left atrial appendage closure is a new invasive procedure evolving as an alternative to systematic anticoagulation therapy. Rate or rhythm control leads to relief in symptoms, fewer hospitalizations, and an improvement in quality of life. Invasive methods, such as catheter ablation, are the new frontier of treatment in maintaining an even sinus rhythm in this particular population.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Colombia 1 <1%
Slovenia 1 <1%
Unknown 138 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 24 17%
Student > Master 20 14%
Student > Postgraduate 16 11%
Other 13 9%
Researcher 11 8%
Other 24 17%
Unknown 32 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 59 42%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 15 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 2%
Arts and Humanities 2 1%
Other 10 7%
Unknown 40 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 16. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 16 February 2022.
All research outputs
#1,781,674
of 21,806,258 outputs
Outputs from Vascular Health and Risk Management
#45
of 732 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#31,470
of 303,181 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Vascular Health and Risk Management
#2
of 12 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 21,806,258 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 91st percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 732 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 6.6. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 93% of its peers.
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