Hendriks jm de wit r crijns hj vrijhoef hj prins mh pisters r pison la blaauw y tieleman rg nurse led care vs usual care for patients with atrial fibrillation results of a randomized trial of integrated chronic care vs routine clinical care in ambulatory patients with atrial fibrillation eur heart j 2012 nov 33 21 2692 9.

According to a 2012 expert consensus statement catheter ablation of drug refractory paroxysmal atrial fibrillation is a class i level a indication 1 and pulmonary vein isolation is the standard ap.

A look at paroxysmal atrial fibrillation medically reviewed by dr payal kohli m d facc paroxysmal afib is an episode of an arrhythmia called atrial fibrillation.

Atrial fibrillation 1 atrial fibrillation 2 a fib bull atrial fibrillation af is the most common cardiac arrhythmia bull prevalence increases with age 1 in 5 people over the age of 85 years having the condition compared to.

Ongoing atrial fibrillation causes electrical remodeling of the atria which perpetuates the atrial fibrillation hence the clinical adage ldquo af begets af rdquo prompt cardioversion out of noaf could theoretically increase the likelihood that the patient could successfully revert to sinus rhythm and stay in sinus rhythm on a long term basis.

Atrial fibrillation is a condition in which the heart beats irregularly and rapidly rarely atrial fibrillation can go away on its own atrial fibrillation may be brief with symptoms that come and go an atrial fibrillation episode may possibly resolve on its own or the condition may be persistent and require treatment.

Rate control is an essential part of atrial fibrillation treatment in acute and chronic settings it promotes hemodynamic function by slowing.

Summary atrial fibrillation afib is a common type of supraventricular tachyarrhythmia characterized by uncoordinated atrial activation that results in an irregular ventricular response while the exact mechanisms of afib are poorly understood associations with a number of cardiac e g valvular heart disease coronary artery disease and noncardiac.

Atrial fibrillation is a supraventricular arrhythmia that adversely affects cardiac function and increases the risk of stroke it is the most common arrhythmia and a major source of morbidity and.

Neural mechanisms of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and paroxysmal atrial tachycardia in ambulatory canines circulation 2008 118 916 ndash 925 link google scholar 29 nishida k maguy a sakabe m comtois p inoue h nattel s the role of pulmonary veins vs autonomic ganglia in different experimental substrates of canine atrial fibrillation.

Atrial fibrillation af is an abnormal heart rhythm characterized by an irregular and fast heartbeat af can lead to stroke heart failure blood clots and heart related complications atrial fibrillation is classified into three types paroxysmal atrial fibrillation persistent atrial fibrillation and long standing persistent atrial fibrillation.

Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia paroxysmal svt is an episodic condition with an abrupt onset and termination see etiology and presentation svt in general is any tachyarrhythmia that requires atrial and or atrioventricular av nodal tissue for its initiation and maintenance.

The goal of the trial was to compare a rhythm control strategy vs usual care rate control in the majority of cases among patients with a recent diagnosis of atrial fibrillation af study design patients with af diagnosis within 1 year were randomized in a 1 1 fashion to either rhythm control n 1 395 or usual care n 1 394.

The canadian cardiovascular society ccs atrial fibrillation af guidelines program was developed to aid clinicians in the management of these complex patients as well as to provide direction to policy makers and health care systems regarding related issues the most recent comprehensive ccs af guidelines update was published in 2010 since then periodic.

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