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What is long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation?

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This means your heart has been going in and out of normal rhythm for longer than a year, and it doesn't go away. Medicine and treatment like electrical cardioversion may not stop the AFib. Doctors can use another kind of treatment, such as ablation (which burns certain areas of your heart's electrical system) to restore your normal heart rhythm.

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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