Atrial fibrillation

Thomas M. Munger, Li Qun Wu, Win K. Shen

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Abstract

Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia affecting patients today. Disease prevalence is increasing at an alarming rate worldwide, and is associated with often catastrophic and costly consequences, including heart failure, syncope, dementia, and stroke. Therapies including anticoagulants, anti-arrhythmic medications, devices, and non-pharmacologic procedures in the last 30 years have improved patients' functionality with the disease. Nonetheless, it remains imperative that further research into AF epidemiology, genetics, detection, and treatments continues to push forward rapidly as the worldwide population ages dramatically over the next 20 years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Biomedical Research
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Cardiac
  • Dementia
  • Heart failure
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Munger, T. M., Wu, L. Q., & Shen, W. K. (2014). Atrial fibrillation. Journal of Biomedical Research, 28(1), 1-17. https://doi.org/10.7555/JBR.28.20130191