Lone Atrial Fibrillation: Prophylactic Anti-arrhythmic Treatment

Chapter · December 2006with3 Reads
DOI: 10.1007/978-88-470-0636-2_3

    Abstract

    Atrial fibrillation is a common arrhythmia and the cause of substantial morbidity [1, 2]. Management strategies for its control are far from satisfactory [3]. Most importantly, whether by restoring sinus rhythm or by controlling ventricular rate, arrhythmic strategies bring with
    them a proarrhythmic or arrhythmogenic risk [4]. In such cases, the basic arrhythmia may be aggravated or new and more devastating arrhythmia may be produced.