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Vol 23, No 1 (2016)
Review Article
Published online: 2015-08-26
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New concepts in the therapy of atrial fibrillation

Giuseppe Cocco, Paul Jerie
DOI: 10.5603/CJ.a2015.0053
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Pubmed: 26412599
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Cardiol J 2016;23(1):3-11.

open access

Vol 23, No 1 (2016)
Review articles
Published online: 2015-08-26

Abstract

Atrial fibrillation is a frequent arrhythmia with increasing prevalence. The paper reviews the most important present aspects and paradigms in the treatment of the arrhythmia. The main aim of treatment is directed to improve the quality of life while reducing morbidity and mortality. A large experience derived from epidemiological registers and clinical research, impressive advances in interventional electrophysiological therapies and the introduction of non-vitamin K antagonists had a dramatic impact on the medical approach. Recommended steps to classify and treat atrial fibrillation are presented and discussed.

Abstract

Atrial fibrillation is a frequent arrhythmia with increasing prevalence. The paper reviews the most important present aspects and paradigms in the treatment of the arrhythmia. The main aim of treatment is directed to improve the quality of life while reducing morbidity and mortality. A large experience derived from epidemiological registers and clinical research, impressive advances in interventional electrophysiological therapies and the introduction of non-vitamin K antagonists had a dramatic impact on the medical approach. Recommended steps to classify and treat atrial fibrillation are presented and discussed.

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Keywords

atrial fibrillation

About this article
Title

New concepts in the therapy of atrial fibrillation

Journal

Cardiology Journal

Issue

Vol 23, No 1 (2016)

Article type

Review Article

Pages

3-11

Published online

2015-08-26

DOI

10.5603/CJ.a2015.0053

Pubmed

26412599

Bibliographic record

Cardiol J 2016;23(1):3-11.

Keywords

atrial fibrillation

Authors

Giuseppe Cocco
Paul Jerie

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