atrial fibrillation


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Noun1.atrial fibrillation - fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heartatrial fibrillation - fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart
arrhythmia, cardiac arrhythmia - an abnormal rate of muscle contractions in the heart
fibrillation - muscular twitching involving individual muscle fibers acting without coordination
Translations
fibrillazione atriale
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Over the last few decades, the number of people affected with atrial fibrillation around the world has grown exponentially because populations are getting older and acquiring lifestyle-related conditions such as high blood pressure, obesity, sleep apnoea and diabetes that raise the risk of developing atrial fibrillation.
Therefore, how to maintain sinus rhythm effectively after valve replacement, prevent recurrence of atrial fibrillation, avoid complications such as stroke and heart failure, and effectively improve the quality of life of patients have become important problems in cardio-thoracic surgery.
[USPRwire, Tue Aug 27 2019] The arrhythmia problem occurs due to irregular heartbeats which can cause atrial fibrillation stoke.
Researchers reported the findings of the longitudinal, community-based Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study, which included 11,939 individuals with no history of atrial fibrillation or stroke.
Researchers from the Intermountain Medical Centre Heart Institute in Salt Lake City at the American Heart Association Scientific Session conference in Chicago said, 'We know patients with hypothyroidism have a higher risk of atrial fibrillation, but we didn't consider increased risk within what's considered the normal range of thyroid hormones',health news reported.
St Michael's Hospital staff cardiac electrophysiologist and University of Toronto cardiology division department director Dr Paul Dorian, said, 'Brinavess offers an important safe and effective option for the treatment of recent onset atrial fibrillation. In Phase III trials, Brinavess demonstrated a median time to cardioversion of 11 minutes in 51% of the treated AF patients and 97% of these treated patients maintained sinus rhythm at 24 hours post treatment.'
With atrial fibrillation, a form of arrhythmia, the heart's normal rhythm is out of sync.
'The risk of atrial fibrillation was lower, the more physically active a person was.
Many studies also revealed PPIs as a causative factor for atrial fibrillation. There are several mechanisms of pro-arrhythmic effects of PPIs described in a literature review.
Atrial fibrillation is the most common cause of an irregular heartbeat and five times increases the risk of stroke - annually, 14 per cent of all strokes in the UK are suffered by patients with the condition.

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