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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Compared to people who didn't develop atrial fibrillation, those who did had a tripled risk of dying during the study period, researchers report in Circulation, The telegraph reported.
Patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation have a five-fold increased risk of stroke compared to those without atrial fibrillation, said lead author Dr Steffen Christow, a cardiologist at Hospital Ingolstadt GmbH, Ingolstadt, Germany.
The types of atrial fibrillation ablation procedures within the scope of the study include catheter ablation and surgical ablation.
In the setting of acute myocardial infarction or following cardiac surgery, atrial fibrillation is common but usually of limited problem.
In atrial fibrillation, the heart rate may be over 140 beats a minute, although it can be any speed.
Among the 17,120 apparently healthy participants in JUPITER (Justification for the Use of Statins in Primary Prevention: Rn Intervention Trial Evaluating Rosuvastatin) with no baseline history of atrial fibrillation or other arrhythmia, those in the highest baseline tertile for C-reactive protein (CRP)--that is, more than 5.
Among the 17,120 apparently healthy participants in JUPITER (Justification for the Use of Statins in Primary Prevention: An Intervention Trial Evaluating Rosuvastatin) who had no baseline history of atrial fibrillation or other arrhythmia, those in the highest baseline tertile for C-reactive protein (CRP) - that is, more than 5.
1) it would have been reasonable for them to mention the presence or absence of atrial fibrillation in the same way as levels of blood pressure are reported.
This medication is approved to treat paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (intermittent), persistent atrial fibrillation, or atrial flutter.
1 Mission 1 Million EoACAo Getting to the Heart of Stroke launches today announcing a worldwide effort to help prevent as many as 1 million atrial fibrillation (AF)-related strokes through increased awareness and understanding.
The controls were matched to the cases by age, sex, year, and whether they were treated for high blood pressure; but unlike the cases, they had no atrial fibrillation.
Bunch, atrial fibrillation was strongly and independently associated with all forms of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease.

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