Atrial fibrillation in a tertiary care institute - a prospective study.

@article{Bhardwaj2012AtrialFI,
  title={Atrial fibrillation in a tertiary care institute - a prospective study.},
  author={Rajeev Bhardwaj},
  journal={Indian heart journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={64 5},
  pages={476-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Atrial fibrillation is the commonest sustained arrhythmia. In western countries the common causes of atrial fibrillation are hypertensive heart disease, dilated cardiomyopathy, and coronary heart disease. Rheumatic heart disease being still common in India, we studied its contribution to atrial fibrillation. MATERIAL AND METHODS 137 consecutive patients of atrial fibrillation coming to our hospital were subjected to echocardiography to determine the cause. RESULTS Out of 137… CONTINUE READING

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