About Atrial Fibrillation

May 2003
Medical Update;2003, Vol. 28 Issue 11, p5
Academic Journal
Provides information on atrial fibrillation. Difference between atrial fibrillation and ventricular fibrillation; Medications used to slow down rapid heart rate associated with atrial fibrillation; Details of a technique called radiofrequency ablation; Estimated number of U.S. citizens with atrial fibrillation.


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