Lone Atrial Fibrillation: Prophylactic Anti-arrhythmic Treatment

  • Gianluca Botto
  • Mario Luzi
  • Giovanni Russo
  • Barbara Mariconti
Conference paper


Atrial fibrillation is a common arrhythmia and the cause of substantial morbidity [1, 2]. Management strategies for its control are far from satisfactory [3]. Most importantly, whether by restoring sinus rhythm or by controlling ventricular rate, arrhythmic strategies bring with them a proarrhythmic or arrhythmogenic risk [4]. In such cases, the basic arrhythmia may be aggravated or new and more devastating arrhythmia may be produced.


Atrial Fibrillation Structural Heart Disease Sinus Node Dysfunction Proarrhythmic Event Maintain Sinus Rhythm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gianluca Botto
    • 1
  • Mario Luzi
    • 1
  • Giovanni Russo
    • 1
  • Barbara Mariconti
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of CardiologySant’Anna HospitalComoItaly

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