Etiological and Clinical Profile of Atrial Fibrillation in Clinical Practice

  • Anil Roby Sree Gokulam Medical College & Research Foundation, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
  • Anil Roby Sree Gokulam Medical College & Research Foundation, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
  • KK Manojan Sree Gokulam Medical College & Research Foundation
Keywords: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Rhythm, AF, Permanent AF

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Anil Roby, Sree Gokulam Medical College & Research Foundation, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Associate Professor, Department of General Medicine

Anil Roby, Sree Gokulam Medical College & Research Foundation, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Associate Professor, Department of General Medicine

KK Manojan, Sree Gokulam Medical College & Research Foundation

Professor, Department of General Medicine

Published
2019-09-23
How to Cite
Roby, A., Roby, A., & Manojan, K. (2019). Etiological and Clinical Profile of Atrial Fibrillation in Clinical Practice. Kerala Medical Journal, 12(3), 60-62. Retrieved from https://www.keralamedicaljournal.com/index.php/KMJ/article/view/566
Section
Original Research