Atrial fibrillation in women: treatment

  title={Atrial fibrillation in women: treatment},
  author={Darae Ko and Faisal Rahman and Maria Auxiliadora Parreiras Martins and Elaine M. Hylek and Patrick T Ellinor and Renate B. Schnabel and Emelia J Benjamin and Ingrid E Christophersen},
  journal={Nature Reviews Cardiology},
Sex-specific differences in the epidemiology, pathophysiology, presentation, prognosis, and treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) are increasingly recognized. Women with AF generally experience worse symptoms, poorer quality of life, and have higher risk of stroke and death than men with AF. Effective treatment of the arrhythmia in women is critical to reduce the rate of adverse events. We review the current evidence on sex-specific differences in the utilization and outcomes of treatments for… CONTINUE READING

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