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.