Cardioversion for Atrial Fibrillation Today: When and Why?
Atrial fibrillation is a common arrhythmia with a high prevalence in the elderly . One Australian study found a prevalence of atrial fibrillation of 11.6% in people over 75 years of age . The arrhythmia has been considered benign until it was demonstrated that atrial fibrillation carries a significant morbidity and mortality. The mortality risk in patients with atrial fibrillation has been reported to be twice as high as that in controls .
KeywordsAtrial Fibrillation Sinus Rhythm Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Chronic Atrial Fibrillation
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