Atrial Fibrillation, An Issue of Medical Clinics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781416058601

Atrial Fibrillation, An Issue of Medical Clinics, Volume 92-1

1st Edition

Authors: Ranjan Thakur Andrea Natale
Hardcover ISBN: 9781416058601
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 27th December 2007
Page Count: 240

Description

Atrial fibrillation is the most common sustained arrhythmia in humans. An incredible worldwide effort from physicians, scientists and industry over the last decade has brought forth new insights and therapeutic tools. We are fortunate to have achieved a level of understanding about this complex disease that we can indeed cure some patients. While we proceed at full speed ahead looking for cures for the rest, we have taken this opportunity in the Medical Clinics of North America to reflect on how much we have learned and on the task that lies ahead. This issue opens with a historical perspective, discusses many of the clinical issues in the management of atrial fibrillation, such as cardioversion, anticoagulation and ablation, and concludes with the current guidelines for treatment and a view of the future.


Details

No. of pages:
240
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Saunders 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Hardcover ISBN:
9781416058601

About the Authors

Ranjan Thakur Author

Andrea Natale Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Texas Cardiac Arrhythmias Institute, Austin, TX at St. David's Medical Center