Atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure

B. John Hynes, Jerry C. Luck, Deborah L. Wolbrette, Luna Bhatta, Mazhar Khan, Soraya Samii, Gerald V. Naccarelli

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Atrial fibrillation and heart failure are very common cardiac disorders, and both are associated with symptoms, significant morbidity, and mortality. Studies have attempted to determine the prognostic significance of atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure. Whether atrial fibrillation is an independent risk factor of mortality remains controversial. Multiple trials using either pharmacologic or nonpharmacologic therapies in an attempt to manage atrial fibrillation have been developed. The purposes of this review are to present an overview of atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure and to discuss the prevalence, prognostic significance, complications, mechanisms, and trials that have formed the therapies presently used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32-38
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Cardiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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