Atrial Fibrillation

A. John Camm, Paulus Kirchhof, Gregory Y.H. Lip, Irena Savelieva and Sabine Ernst

in The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine

Second edition

Published on behalf of © European Society of Cardiology

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780199566990
Published online August 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199572854 | DOI:
Atrial Fibrillation

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Atrial fibrillation (AF) is such a common arrhythmia that it is often wrongly regarded as an acceptable alternative to normal sinus rhythm. Its first onset may present with rapid and uncomfortable palpitations, breathlessness, dyspnoea, chest pain, and anxiety. Often it is entirely asymptomatic and discovered quite by chance. Paroxysmal and persistent recurrences may eventually lapse into permanent AF....

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Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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