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What is chronic atrial fibrillation?

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Permanent or chronic atrial fibrillation is an abnormal heart rhythm that can't be corrected by treatments. If you have this type of AFib, you and your doctor will decide whether or not you may need long-term medication to control your heart rate and lower your risk of stroke.

SOURCES: Boriani, G.  Vascular Pharmacology, 2016.

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

Holding, S. Nursing Times, August 2013

Judd, S. Omnigraphics, 2014.

McCabe, P.  Journal of Clinical Nursing, 2015.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on June 11, 2018

SOURCES: Boriani, G.  Vascular Pharmacology, 2016.

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

Holding, S. Nursing Times, August 2013

Judd, S. Omnigraphics, 2014.

McCabe, P.  Journal of Clinical Nursing, 2015.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on June 11, 2018

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