Management of Atrial Fibrillation

Talal Moukabary, Mario D. Gonzalez

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Atrial fibrillation is a very common clinical problem with a high prevalence that is expected to rise over time because of increasing risk factors (eg, age, obesity, hypertension). This high prevalence is also associated with high cost, because atrial fibrillation represents about 1% of overall health care spending. The management of atrial fibrillation involves multiple facets: (1) management of underlying disease if present and the management of atrial fibrillation risk factors, (2) prevention of thromboembolism, (3) control of the ventricular rate during atrial fibrillation, and (4) restoration and maintenance of normal sinus rhythm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)781-794
Number of pages14
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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