Published in Medical Devices and Surgical Technology Week, June 22nd, 2008
"It can cause thrombo-embolism, heart failure, and hospitalizations, and is associated with a two-fold increase in all-cause mortality. There have been great advances in understanding the mechanism of AF that are currently being translated into new therapeutic concepts. Experimental studies demonstrated that AF-induced electrical and structural remodelling of the fibrillating atria perpetuate AF ('AF begets AF'). Furthermore, there is...
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