Modern treatment of atrial fibrillation

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Abstract

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common type of arrhythmia and has a large global burden. In general, treatment of AF is based on medication and consists of rate and rhythm control together with anticoagulation. However, surgical treatment may be required in patients with AF combined with organic valvular heart diseases or who experience recurrence despite medication. In addition, surgical treatment plays a role in the treatment of lone AF. This article reviews the various surgical treatment options for AF.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)499-503
Number of pages5
JournalKorean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume47
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014

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Atrial Fibrillation
Therapeutics
Heart Valve Diseases
Cardiac Arrhythmias
Recurrence

Keywords

  • Arrhythmia surgery
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Catheter ablation

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In: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Vol. 47, No. 6, 01.01.2014, p. 499-503.

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