Atrial Fibrillation (AF) represents a growing public health burden. It is a complex condition, involving a number of etiologic factors and arrhythmia mechanisms associated with atrial remodeling. Greater understanding of these mechanisms may improve therapy. Current AF classification schemes are limited by simplicity.
A number of risk factors predict AF onset, and additional factors are being evaluated in registry studies. Doppler imaging and Holter monitoring in high-risk patients to predict the onset of AF and progression from paroxysmal to permanent AF are promising.
Detect Atrial Fibrillation or Normal Heart Rhythm in seconds Kardia Mobile by AliveCor Mobile ECG for Apple and Android devices HOLD YOUR HEART IN YOUR HANDS: Kardia captures a medical-grade EKG in 30 seconds anywhere, anytime!