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Evaluation and management of atrial fibrillation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11233947     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Atrial fibrillation is a common cardiac arrhythmia with significant sequela. The goals of treating atrial fibrillation are rate control, prevention of thromboembolism, and maintenance of sinus rhythm. The epidemiology and pathophysiology of atrial fibrillation is reviewed, as well as strategies and recommendations for achieving therapeutic goals. The authors also review investigational therapeutic options using nonpharmacologic modalities.
Authors:
F Pelosi; F Morady
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical clinics of North America     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0025-7125     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2001 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-03-06     Completed Date:  2001-03-22     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985236R     Medline TA:  Med Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  225-44, ix     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Cardiology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. fpelosi@umich.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents / therapeutic use*
Atrial Fibrillation* / epidemiology,  physiopathology,  therapy
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial* / methods
Catheter Ablation* / methods
Electric Countershock* / methods
Electrocardiography
Heart Conduction System / physiopathology*
Heart Rate
Humans
Prevalence
Prognosis
United States / epidemiology
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Arrhythmia Agents

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