Atrial Fibrillation

Known as: AF, Fibrillation, Atrial, Atrial Fibrillations 
Abnormal cardiac rhythm that is characterized by rapid, uncoordinated firing of electrical impulses in the upper chambers of the heart (HEART ATRIA… (More)
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2011
Highly Cited
2011
BACKGROUND Vitamin K antagonists have been shown to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. However, many patients… (More)
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Highly Cited
2010
Highly Cited
2010
Authors/Task Force Members: A. John Camm (Chairperson) (UK)*, Paulus Kirchhof (Germany), Gregory Y.H. Lip (UK), Ulrich Schotten… (More)
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2009
Highly Cited
2009
BACKGROUND Warfarin reduces the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation but increases the risk of hemorrhage and is… (More)
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2007
Highly Cited
2007
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation is a strong independent risk factor for stroke. PURPOSE To characterize the efficacy and safety… (More)
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
BACKGROUND There are two approaches to the treatment of atrial fibrillation: one is cardioversion and treatment with… (More)
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Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
CONTEXT Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia in elderly persons and a potent risk factor for stroke. However, recent… (More)
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Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation, the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia and a major cause of stroke, results from… (More)
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1998
Highly Cited
1998
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) causes substantial morbidity. It is uncertain whether AF is associated with excess mortality… (More)
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Highly Cited
1995
Highly Cited
1995
BACKGROUND In this study we tested the hypothesis that atrial fibrillation (AF) causes electrophysiological changes of the atrial… (More)
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Highly Cited
1991
Highly Cited
1991
The impact of nonrheumatic atrial fibrillation, hypertension, coronary heart disease, and cardiac failure on stroke incidence was… (More)
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