Cellular and molecular electrophysiology of atrial fibrillation initiation, maintenance, and progression.

@article{Heijman2014CellularAM,
  title={Cellular and molecular electrophysiology of atrial fibrillation initiation, maintenance, and progression.},
  author={Jordi Heijman and Niels Voigt and Stanley Nattel and Dobromir Dobrev},
  journal={Circulation research},
  year={2014},
  volume={114 9},
  pages={1483-99}
}
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common clinically relevant arrhythmia and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. The incidence of AF is expected to continue to rise with the aging of the population. AF is generally considered to be a progressive condition, occurring first in a paroxysmal form, then in persistent, and then long-standing persistent (chronic or permanent) forms. However, not all patients go through every phase, and the time spent in each can vary widely… CONTINUE READING