Left right asymmetry, the pulmonary vein, and a-fib.

  title={Left right asymmetry, the pulmonary vein, and a-fib.},
  author={James F. Martin},
  journal={Circulation research},
  volume={101 9},
Atrial Fibrillation: General Considerations Atrial fibrillation (AF), a common adult cardiac arrhythmia, involves abnormal atrial contractions. As every medical student is taught, it is easily diagnosed as an irregularly irregular pulse and loss of organized atrial activity on an ECG. Clinical interest in AF is considerable because AF is the most common adult arrhythmia that increases in prevalence with age, with 5% of the over 65 population having AF. Moreover, patients with AF have a… CONTINUE READING