Cardiac Surgery/Hybrid Revascularization
A Comparison of Atrial Fibrillation Incidence Among Physician and the General Population: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
China Medical University Hospital, Taiwan1
Purpose: To explore the association of atrial fibrillation (AF) among physician specialists.
We used Cox proportional hazards models to estimate the incidence rate and the adjusted hazard ratios (aHR) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) to determine the risk of atrial fibrillation in the physician study cohort relative to the comparison cohort, and further analyzed stratified by age and comorbidities.
The Cox proportional hazard regression model revealed that male physician was significantly associated with an increased risk of AF than non-physician after adjusting for potential confounders (adjusted HR, 1.05; 95% CI: 1.00– 1.11). In age-specific analysis, male physician age less than 35 years old showed the strongest association with AF (adjusted HR, 3.70; 95% CI: 3.01– 4.55). When stratified by comorbidity, the male physician cohort exhibited a significantly higher risk of AF than controls (adjusted HR, 1.45; 95% CI: 1.34– 1.57).
Association of AF among physicians was shown.