Atrial Fibrillation (OxCard Library)

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Mohammad Shenasa, A. John Camm
Oxford University Press, 2015 - Medical - 176 pages
Atrial Fibrillation is becoming a twenty-first century epidemic. It remains the most common form of sustained arrhythmia with significant mortality, morbidity and cost to the health care system. It is the most common cause of hospital admissions among all arrhythmias. Its prevalence increases
with the aging population and is often associated with many other cardiac and noncardiac conditions, most notably congestive heart failure, hypertension, diabetes, and coronary artery disease. Although significant progress in understanding the epidemiology, natural history and mechanism has been
made, the antiarrhythmic therapy in patients with Atrial Fibrillation is less satisfactory.

Management of Atrial Fibrillation: A Practical Approach is the perfect pocket guide for those who care for patients afflicted by Atrial Fibrillation. From the history of the condition and the subsets of patients, to therapeutic and preventive procedures, Management of Atrial Fibrillation
comprehensively covers all aspects in managing this increasingly prevalent disorder. Written by leading authorities in the field with vast experience in practical medicine, the book creates a clinically orientated, evidence based fast fact type resource for cardiologists, trainees and related
healthcare professionals.


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The epidemiology of atrial fibrillation
What should be done when atrial fibrillation first presents
Workup for patients with atrial fibrillation
Atrial fibrillation in different clinical subsets
Use of antiarrhythmic drug treatment in atrial fibrillation
Anticoagulation selection and stroke prevention
When to refer patients for nonpharmacological therapies
Summary guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation

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About the author (2015)

Mohammad Shenasa, Attending Physician, Department of Cardiovascular Services, O'Connor Hospital, Heart & Rhythm Medical Group, San Jose, California, USA,A. John Camm, Professor of Clinical Cardiology, Department of Clinical Sciences, St. George's and University of London , London, UK

Professor John Camm qualified in 1971. He worked at Guy's Hospital before working at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London. In 1986 he moved to St. George's Hospital Medical School in London as Professor of Clinical Cardiology (British Heart Foundation). Professor Camm was elected the Chairman of
Medicine in October 1990, a post rotated from in 1995. He is now the Chairman of the Division of Cardiac and Vascular Sciences at St. George's University of London. His major speciality is cardiac arrhythmias but he is also much involved in clinical cardiac electrophysiology, cardiac pacemakers,
risk stratification in post myocardial infarction, heart failure and cardiomyopathy patients. He has a major interest in cardiovascular safety of cardiac and non-cardiac drugs. John has given over 1500 lectures to national and international audiences, written more than 1000 peer review papers and
over 250 detailed reviews. He has authored and edited numerous books.

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