Lege Artis Medicinae

[New trends in the nonpharmacological therapy of atrial fibrillation]

KEMPLER Pál1, LITTMANN László1

DECEMBER 23, 1992

Lege Artis Medicinae - 1992;2(12)

[Atrial fibrillation is the most common of all sustained cardiac arrhythmias, and it is often resistant to medical therapy. This paper summarizes ourcurrent understanding of the pathophysiology of atrial fibrillation, surveys the factors which have led to the development of nonpharmacologic therapy, and describes the advantages and disadvantages of these procedures. Potential new research directions are presented. ]

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  1. Carolinas Heart Institute Charlotte NC, USA

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