Published in Medicine and Law Weekly, November 17th, 2006
According to a review from England, "Predominantly a disease of advancing age, atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia. Its prevalence is rising as the proportion of elderly people in the population continues its inexorable rise. Without more effective therapeutic interventions, AF-related cardiovascular and cerebrovascular morbidity and mortality will also continue to rise."
"Anti-arrhythmic drugs are an essential tool in the management of AF and may be used as premedication before cardioversion; together with cardioversion to...
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