A Team-Based Approach Toward Risk Factors of Atrial Fibrillation

Rajeev Kumar Pathak, Sreevilasam Pushpangadhan Abhilash, Jeroen M.L. Hendriks

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Abstract

Atrial fibrillation (AF), being the most common arrhythmia, the service of primary care physicians and internists in preventing, identifying, and treating AF is of paramount importance. There are nonmodifiable, modifiable, and reversible risk factors for AF. The modifiable risk factors include hypertension, obesity, coronary artery disease, heart failure, diabetes mellitus etc. These risk factors should be screened and adequately treated to prevent occurrence of AF at the primary care level itself. This will reduce recurrence rates of AF and will treat underlying conditions predisposing to AF.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-262
Number of pages6
JournalCardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021

Keywords

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Comprehensive AF treatment
  • Correctable risk factors
  • Modifiable risk factors
  • Novel models of care delivery

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