Incidence and Diagnosis of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Heart Failure

  • A. Curnis
  • G. Mascioli
  • L. Bontempi
  • M. Metra
  • L. Dei Cas
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Atrial fibrillation (AF) and congestive heart failure (CHF) can have common symptoms and are often coexistent. It is likely that they are the most common cardiac diseases and they undoubtedly constitute major sources of health expenditure.


Atrial Fibrillation Burden Stable Sinus Rhythm Overt Congestive Heart Failure Direct Negative Inotropic Effect Acute Cardiac Disease 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Curnis
    • 1
  • G. Mascioli
    • 1
  • L. Bontempi
    • 1
  • M. Metra
    • 1
  • L. Dei Cas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of CardiologySpedali Civili di BresciaItaly

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