Atrial Fibrillation Update: A Textbook of Cardiology

by Praveen Chandra, HK Chopra, GS Wander, Viveka Kumar

The aim of this book is to focus on the atrial fibrillation update. Atrial fibrillation is the most common serious abnormal heart rhythm. In Europe and North America, as of 2014, it affects about 2% to 3% of the population. Atrial fibrillation is an abnormal heart rhythm characterized by rapid and irregular beating. Occasionally there may be heart palpitations, fainting, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, or chest pain. The disease is associated with an increased risk of heart failure, dementia, and stroke. This book comprises seven sections, namely clinical spectrum of atrial fibrillation, diagnosis of atrial fibrillation, management strategies of atrial fibrillation, other arrhythmias and atrial fibrillation, interventions in atrial fibrillation, cardiac surgery and atrial fibrillation, future directions in atrial fibrillation, including a total of 146 chapters. Each chapter addresses a separate and distinct issue of clinical relevance. The chapters are well outlined, organized, well written and referenced. The writing style of every chapter is vivid, concise and practical. This book shows that advances in antiarrhythmic drugs, NOACs, radiofrequency ablation, cryoablation and device closure of left atrial appendage with enormous incremental data, will definitely help in reducing AF-inflicted morbidity and mortality in the future.

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Book Detail

Editor Editor's Affiliation
1. Chandra Praveen
Medanta Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
2. Chopra HK
National CSI Affairs Advisory Committee; IAE, 2016–17, CSI, 2015; World Wellness Foundation; American Heart Association; Moolchand Medcity, New Delhi, India
3. Wander GS
Hero DMC Heart Institute, Unit of DMC and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
4. Kumar Viveka Max Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi, India
ISBN 9789386261953
Speciality Cardiology
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/13034
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2017
Pages 1028
Book Type Professional


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