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Increasing Mortality from Cardiac Arrhythmia in Germany?

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The 'Deutscher Herzbericht 2016' [German Heart Report] reported a strongly increasing mortality rate from cardiac arrhythmia in Germany from 1990 to 2014. The increase was higher in women than in men and was rated as 'paradoxical' in light of improved diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. The aim of this paper is to explore the mortality data for cardiac arrhythmias in detail and to generate an explanatory approach.

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Name: Gesundheitswesen (Bundesverband der Arzte des Offentlichen Gesundheitsdienstes (Germany))
ISSN: 1439-4421
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