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Type: Journal article
Title: Risk factor management and atrial fibrillation clinics: saving the best for last?
Author: Mahajan, R.
Pathak, R.
Thiyagarajah, A.
Lau, D.
Marchlinski, F.
Dixit, S.
Day, J.
Hendriks, J.
Carrington, M.
Kalman, J.
Sanders, P.
Citation: Heart, Lung and Circulation, 2017; 26(9):990-997
Publisher: Elsevier
Issue Date: 2017
ISSN: 1443-9506
1444-2892
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Rajiv Mahajan, Rajeev K. Pathak, Anand Thiyagarajah, Dennis H. Lau, Francis E. Marchlinski, Sanjay Dixit, John D. Day, Jeroen M.L. Hendriks, Melinda Carrington, Jonathan M. Kalman, Prashanthan Sanders
Abstract: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a leading cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality worldwide. Management of AF is a complex process involving: 1) the prevention of thromboembolic complications with anticoagulation; 2) rhythm control; and 3) the detection and treatment of underlying heart disease. However, cardiometabolic risk factors, such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and obstructive sleep apnoea, have been proposed as contributors to the expanding epidemic of atrial fibrillation (AF). Thus, a fourth pillar of AF care would include aggressive targeting of interdependent, modifiable cardiovascular risk factors as part of an integrated care model. Such risk factor management could retard and reverse the pathological processes underlying AF and reduce AF burden.
Keywords: Atrial fibrillation; cardiovascular risk factors; atrial remodelling
Rights: Crown Copyright © 2017 Published by Elsevier B.V. on behalf of Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons (ANZSCTS) and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ). All rights reserved.
RMID: 0030072011
DOI: 10.1016/j.hlc.2017.05.123
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