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How does atrial fibrillation happen?

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Atrial fibrillation happens when the upper chambers of the heart, called the atria, beat out of rhythm. This keeps the blood from flowing through your heart and body in the right way, and increases your risk for blood clots and strokes.

SOURCES: Boriani, G.   , 2016. Vascular Pharmacology

Cunningham, J. P , University of South Carolina, 2012. ursuing Improved Quality of Life In the Atrial Fibrillation Population: Evidence-Based Practice

Holding, S. August 2013 Nursing Times,

Judd, S. , 2014. Omnigraphics

McCabe, P.   , 2015. Journal of Clinical Nursing

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on June 11, 2018

SOURCES: Boriani, G.   , 2016. Vascular Pharmacology

Cunningham, J. P , University of South Carolina, 2012. ursuing Improved Quality of Life In the Atrial Fibrillation Population: Evidence-Based Practice

Holding, S. August 2013 Nursing Times,

Judd, S. , 2014. Omnigraphics

McCabe, P.   , 2015. Journal of Clinical Nursing

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on June 11, 2018

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