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Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation: Introduction

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Atrial Fibrillation: Common heart arrythmia with rapid beating in upper chambers. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Atrial Fibrillation is available below.

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Atrial Fibrillation: Complications

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Causes of Atrial Fibrillation

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Atrial Fibrillation: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Atrial Fibrillation

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Article Excerpts about Atrial Fibrillation

Electrical signals in the atria are fired in a very fast and uncontrolled manner. Electrical signals arrive in the ventricles in a completely irregular fashion, so the heart beat is completely irregular. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Arrhythmia: NHLBI)

Definitions of Atrial Fibrillation:

Disorder of cardiac rhythm characterized by rapid, irregular atrial impulses and ineffective atrial contractions. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart - (Source - WordNet 2.1)


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