Information learned from animal models of atrial fibrillation.

  title={Information learned from animal models of atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Jose Emanuel Finet and David S. Rosenbaum and J Kevin Donahue},
  journal={Cardiology clinics},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={45-54, viii}
Animal models of atrial fibrillation have taught us about mechanisms of this common disease. A variety of animal models exist, including models of lone atrial fibrillation and models of atrial fibrillation in the setting of heart failure, aging, or pericardial inflammation. This article reviews these various models.