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Atrial Fibrillation Fact Sheet

Facts on Atrial Fibrillation  Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm). 1  When atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias occur, the electrical activity of the heart is disorganized, causing an irregular heartbeat.

Clinical Guidelines

Management of Newly Detected Atrial Fibrillation: A Clinical Practice Guideline from the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Physicians Vincenza Snow, MD; Kevin B. Weiss, MD, MPH; Michael LeFevre, MD, MSPH; Robert McNamara, MD, MHS; Eric Bass, MD, MPH; Lee A. Green ...

Association Between Atrial Fibrillation and Central Sleep Apnea

SLEEP, Vol. 28, No. 12, 2005 INTRODUCTION ATRIAL FIBRILLATION (AF) IS THE MOST COMMON CHRONIC ARRHYTHMIA IN NORTH AMERICA, AFFECTING 0.4% OF THE GENERAL POPULATION. 1 AMONG pa-tients with congestive heart failure, previous studies have reported a strong association between sleep apnea and AF.

Subject: Cryoablation for Atrial Fibrillation

Posted: May 20, 2010 Cryoablation for Atrial Fibrillation May 10 1 National Medical Policy Subject: Cryoablation for Atrial Fibrillation Policy Number: NMP 175 Effective Date*: May 2010 This National Medical Policy is subject to the terms in the IMPORTANT NOTICE at the end of this document ...

Atrial fibrillation (a fib) is an irregularly irregular heart ...

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ATRIAL FIBRILLATION Atrial fibrillation (a fib) is an irregularly irregular heart rhythm. Normally the heart has two areas of specialized tissue called the Sino-atrial(SA) and Atrio-ventricular(AV) nodes.

Atrial fibrillation and stroke: what we know, what's new, and ...

CAN MED ASSOC J • SEPT. 15, 1997; 157 (6) 695 © 1997 Canadian Medical Association (text and résumé) Atrial fibrillation and stroke: what we know, what's new, and what we should do now C. Seth Landefeld, MD Résumé M ÊMESIL ' ATTAQUELIÉEÀLAFIBRILLATIONAURICULAIRE a toujours été ...

Atrial Fibrillation

261 Chapter Atrial Fibrillation Daniel M. Witt INTRODUCTION Atrial fi brillation (AF) is a common cardiac rhythm disorder. While AF rarely causes life-threatening hemodynamic compromise, it is an important independent risk factor for cardiogenic embolic stroke and systemic arterial ...

The Heartbeat Clinic

The Heartbeat Clinic Atrial Fibrillation Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia. More than two million Americans have it. The chances of developing atrial fibrillation increase as a person ages.

Atrial Tachycardias

What We've Learned So Far • Narrow Complex, Regular- Sinus Tach, PSVT, Atrial Flutter, Orthodromic WPW • Narrow Complex, Irregular- A Fib, A Flutter with Variable Block, MAT • Wide Complex, Regular- V Tach, SVT with Aberrancy, Antidromic WPW • Wide Complex, Irregular- A Fib with ...

Atrial Septal Aneurysm: A Study in Five Hundred Adult Patients

Premio al mejor Tema Libre Realizado por Médicos Residentes Atrial Septal Aneurysm: A Study in Five Hundred Adult Patients Olivares-Reyes Alexander; Al-Kamme Ahmad; Gonzalez Javier Cardiology Department The Brooklyn Hospital Brooklyn, New York, USA Index Abstract Introduction : Today, atrial ...