Title

Management strategies in atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine; Meyers Primary Care Institute

Date

11-12-2012

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Atrial Fibrillation; Heart Failure

Disciplines

Cardiology | Cardiovascular Diseases

Abstract

Atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart failure (HF) frequently occur together, and their coexistence is associated with a poor prognosis. AF and HF share risk factors, but their relationship involves complex hemodynamic, neurohormonal, inflammatory, ultrastructural, and electrophysiologic processes that extend beyond epidemiological associations. The shared mechanisms underlying AF and HF have important implications for the treatment of AF in patients with HF. This article focuses on reviewing contemporary data as it pertains to AF management in patients with HF and provides insight into investigational therapies currently under development.

Comments

Citation: Cardiol Rev. 2012 Nov-Dec;20(6):288-96. doi: 10.1097/CRD.0b013e31825dcf9b. Link to article on publisher's site

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

22581123