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Title: Atrial fibrillation : a common arrhythmia with possible dire consequences
Authors: Xuereb, Robert G.
Keywords: Atrial fibrillation
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Medical Portals Ltd.
Citation: Xuereb, R.G. (2010). Atrial fibrillation : a common arrhythmia with possible dire consequences. The Synapse, (2), 28-29
Abstract: The diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (AF) is clinched on the electrocardiogram with the finding of fine baseline oscillations, absent P waves and irregular ventricular rhythm.1 It is the most common type of arrhythmia requiring medical care, with a prevalence of 1-2%.2 More than half of AF episodes are detected by continuous ambulatory ECG monitoring. Although uncommon in the younger age groups, less than 0.5% in 40-50 year olds, it affects 5-15% of the population by the age of 80 years.
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