Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Atrial Fibrillation - Diagnosis and Management in the 21st Century

Ozgur Karcioglu

University of Health Sciences

An outstanding researcher and scientific writer in emergency care, chair of the Istanbul Education and Research Hospital, The Emergency Medical Association (Turkey) senior member, and author of many books in his field.


Funda Karbek Akarca

Ege University

Emergency medicine specialist at İzmir Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, a faculty member at Ege University Emergency Medicine Department, and an instructor in Disaster and Critical Patient Care Working Groups.


Atrial Arrhythmias Ventricular Response Rate Echocardiography Ultrasonography Heart Failure Hypertension Atherosclerosis Electrical Therapies Pacemaker Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Calcium Channel Blockers Beta Blockers

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About the book

Cardiovascular disease remains one of the most prominent health issues worldwide and the leading cause of death in the developed world. It is of vital importance to increase awareness of risk factors in having the disease, alleviate probable complications and hazards, and improve outcomes.

The medical community has witnessed major advances in cardiac biomarkers, electrocardiographic monitoring, ultrasonography, and other bedside diagnostic tools, defibrillation, and other instruments to curb the mortality resulting from cardiac diseases in general and acute and chronic atrial fibrillation (AF) as well. Important short and long-term complications can ensue in a patient with AF, regardless of whether a diagnosis has been established or not. Timely management of this supraventricular arrhythmia will alleviate complications attributed to AF, such as thromboembolic disease, heart failure, and others.

This book has been intended to enlighten advances in diagnosing AF and other supraventricular arrhythmias and delineate pathways to institute optimal management of the entity.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: January 28th 2022

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

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Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Deadline for full chapters: May 30th 2022

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Review results due: August 18th 2022

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Expected publication date: October 17th 2022

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About the editor

Ozgur Karcioglu

University of Health Sciences

In 1994, I started residency in Dokuz Eylul University Medical School, Department of Emergency Medicine. I completed Fellowship Program in International EM in Pennsylvania State University (2005). I have served as the chairman of the department in DEU (2005-2007). I have been in charge of the ED of Bakirkoy Research and Training Hospital (2007-2009), and then faculty member in Acıbadem University (2009-15). I have served as a founder and a board member of The Emergency Medical Association of Turkey (2007-2009). 159 articles of mine were published in international journals. I have contributed in six books as editor, and authored 40 chapters. I’m serving as a member of The Editorial Board or as a section editor in a number of indexed journals. I’m also an instructor of the AHA-based Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course.

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