Etiological and Clinical Profile of Atrial Fibrillation in Clinical Practice
Background: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia encountered in clinical practice. This study is on etiological and clinical profile of paroxysmal, persistent and permanent AF.
Materials & Methods: A hospital based descriptive study conducted among 94 patients, diagnosed as atrial fibrillation in cardiology department, from 2010 to 2012.
Results: Out of 94 patients with AF , 30.85% were aged between 50 – 59 yrs , and 61.7% were males and 38.29% were females. Permanent AF was seen in 57.57% patients.
Conclusions: Palpitation followed by dyspnoea was the major symptoms encountered with atrial fibrillation, and in males within the age group of 50 years and above are prone to develop AF.
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