Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation (AF) has become the most common arrhythmia in the world. In developed nations worldwide, 6.0% of men and 5.1% of women can expect to develop AF during the course of their lives. (The Rotterdam Study 1990-93, n=6,808, Copyright 2012 European Society of Cardiology). It’s especially likely to alter a patient’s course of recovery when it happens in the 5-hour window following heart surgery. Some clinicians call this the “AF Danger Window.”

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