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Atrial fibrillation

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Overview

Classification

Pathophysiology

Causes

Differentiating Atrial Fibrillation from other Diseases

Epidemiology and Demographics

Risk Factors

Screening

Natural History, Complications and Prognosis

Special Groups

Postoperative AF
Acute Myocardial Infarction
Wolff-Parkinson-White Preexcitation Syndrome
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Hyperthyroidism
Pulmonary Diseases
Pregnancy
ACS and/or PCI or valve intervention
Heart failure

Diagnosis

History and Symptoms

Physical Examination

Laboratory Findings

Electrocardiogram

EKG Examples
A-Fib with LBBB

Chest X Ray

Echocardiography

Holter Monitoring and Exercise Stress Testing

Cardiac MRI

Treatment

Cardioversion

Overview
Electrical Cardioversion
Pharmacological Cardioversion

Anticoagulation

Overview
Warfarin
Converting from or to Warfarin
Converting from or to Parenteral Anticoagulants
Dabigatran

Rate Control

Maintenance of Sinus Rhythm

Surgery

Catheter Ablation
AV Nodal Ablation
Surgical Ablation
Cardiac Surgery

Specific Patient Groups

Primary Prevention

Secondary Prevention

Supportive Trial Data

Cost-Effectiveness of Therapy

Case Studies

Case #1

Atrial fibrillation On the Web

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For patient information, click here. Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

Synonyms and Keywords: AF; afib; lone fibrillator

Overview

Classification

Pathophysiology

Causes

Differentiating Atrial Fibrillation from other Diseases

Epidemiology and Demographics

Risk Factors

Screening

Natural History, Complications and Prognosis

Special Groups

Postoperative AF | Acute Myocardial Infarction | Wolff-Parkinson-White Preexcitation Syndromes | Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy | Hyperthyroidism | Pulmonary Diseases | Pregnancy | Patients Presenting with ACS and/or PCI or Valve Intervention

Diagnosis

History and Symptoms | Physical Examination | Laboratory Findings | Electrocardiogram | EKG Examples | Afib with LBBB EKG Examples | Chest X Ray | Echocardiography | Holter Monitoring and Exercise Stress Testing | Cardiac MRI

Treatment

Cardioversion

Overview | Electrical Cardioversion | Pharmacological Cardioversion

Anticoagulation

Overview | Warfarin | Converting from or to Warfarin | Converting from or to Parenteral Anticoagulants | Dabigatran

Dabigatran

Dosing | Discontinuation for Surgery and Interventions | Warnings and Precautions | Adverse Reactions | Use in Specific Populations Such as Pregnancy | Overdosage | Clinical Pharmacology | FDA Review of the RE-LY Data | A comparison of the RE-LY and Rocket AF Trials | Estimates of Cost Per Year of Life Saved for Dabigatran

Rate and Rhythm Control

Rate Control | Maintenance of Sinus Rhythm

Ablation

Catheter Ablation | AV Nodal Ablation | Surgical Ablation

Surgery

Maze Open Heart Surgery

Contraindicated medications

Atrial fibrillation is considered an absolute contraindication to the use of the following medications:

Permanent atrial fibrillation is considered an absolute contraindication to the use of the following medications:

Secondary Prevention

Supportive Trial Data

Cost-effectiveness of Therapy

Case Studies

Case #1

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