Treatment Complications of Atrial Fibrillation and Their Management
Int J Angiol
© 2020 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a rhythm disturbance defined by irregular, rapid electrical, and mechanical activation of the atria, which causes unsynchronized atrial contraction and promotes thromboembolism. AF is the most common sustained arrhythmia. Its prevalence and incidence are increasing due to aging and improved survival from acute heart diseases. This article is a review on AF management from both a surgical and catheter-based perspective. While both treatment approaches to AF have been shown to be successful in the management of AF, they are not without their own inherent complications. This article seeks to review some of these complications and help to guide treatment.
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Faculty; Northwell Resident
School of Medicine; Northwell Health
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
General Internal Medicine