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Atrial fibrillation: an update on management

McCallum, Craig; Soundararajan, Deep Chandh; Pathak, Rajeev


Atrial fibrillation carries a markedly increased risk of stroke and left ventricular dysfunction, and is associated with reduced quality of life. In light of the potential for poor outcomes and the likely understated presence of silent atrial fibrillation, opportunistic screening should be carried out in general practice. Modifying the risk factors for atrial fibrillation is the cornerstone of management with adjuvant drug therapy to help maintain sinus rhythm, control the ventricular...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Prescriber
DOI: 10.18773/austprescr.2019.067
Access Rights: Open Access


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