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Atrial Fibrillation 

Atrial Fibrillation
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Atrial Fibrillation
Author(s):

A. John Camm

, Paulus Kirchhof

, Gregory Y.H. Lip

, Irena Savelieva

, and Sabine Ernst

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199566990.003.029
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date: 22 August 2019

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is such a common arrhythmia that it is often wrongly regarded as an acceptable alternative to normal sinus rhythm. Its first onset may present with rapid and uncomfortable palpitations, breathlessness, dyspnoea, chest pain, and anxiety. Often it is entirely asymptomatic and discovered quite by chance. Paroxysmal and persistent recurrences may eventually lapse into permanent AF....

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