Atrial fibrillation: management

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence


Atrial fibrillation is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia, and estimates suggest its prevalence is increasing. If left untreated atrial fibrillation is a significant risk factor for stroke and other morbidities. Men are more commonly affected than women and the prevalence increases with age.

This Guidelines summary provides recommendations on diagnosis, assessment, and referral


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