Atrial Fibrillation in the Young: A Neurologist’s Nightmare

Aggarwal, Nikhil, Selvendran, Subothini, Raphael, Claire E. and Vassiliou, Vassilios (2015) Atrial Fibrillation in the Young: A Neurologist’s Nightmare. Neurology Research International, 2015. ISSN 2090-1852

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Abstract

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia seen in clinical practice with prevalence in excess of 33 million worldwide. Although often asymptomatic and until recently considered a “benign” arrhythmia, it is now appreciated that thromboembolism resulting from AF results in significant morbidity and mortality predominantly due to stroke. Although an arrhythmia more commonly affecting the elderly, AF can also occur in the young. This review focuses on the impact of AF in the younger population and discusses the dilemmas of managing younger patients with AF.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2017 05:06
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2020 23:31
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/63811
DOI: 10.1155/2015/374352

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