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Review Article

Atrial Fibrillation: Clinical and Epidemiological Aspects

Volume 3, Apr 2014

Kartikeya Bhargava, MD, DNB, Gurgaon, India

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac tachyarrhythmia encountered in clinical practice and affects 0.4–1% of the general population (1). Its prevalence increases with increasing age and becomes quite high in those over 75 years of age (2). It is characterized by chaotic and very rapid atrial activation with resultant loss of atrial contractile function.

Volume 3, Number 2, Pages: 62-67

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