Fast Five Quiz: Clinical Management of Atrial Fibrillation

Sandeep K. Goyal, MD


April 02, 2020

Atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common cardiac arrhythmia, is often associated with other cardiovascular (CV) diseases, including hypertension; heart failure; diabetes-related heart disease; ischemic heart disease; and valvular, dilated, hypertrophic, restrictive, and congenital cardiomyopathies. AF is also associated with reduced renal function and albuminuria. In approximately 0.2%-11% of patients with AF, there are no associated comorbidities (referred to as "lone AF").

Management of patients with AF is complex and incorporates consideration of comorbidities combined with risk of thromboembolic events. Early intervention is essential to decrease the electrical, contractile, and structural atrial remodeling that occurs during AF.

Guidelines have been established on the clinical management of patients with new-onset and long-term AF. Do you know the current treatment recommendations for these patients? Check your knowledge with this short quiz.


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