Atrial fibrillation in congestive heart failure

  • Lubitz S
  • Benjamin E
  • Ellinor P
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Abstract

Atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure are morbid conditions that have common risk factors and frequently coexist. Each condition predisposes to the other, and the concomitant presence of the two identifies individuals at increased risk for mortality. Recent data have emerged that help elucidate the complex genetic and nongenetic pathophysiological mechanisms that contribute to the development of atrial fibrillation in individuals with congestive heart failure. Clinical trial results offer insights into the noninvasive prevention and management of these conditions, although newer technologies, such as catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation, have yet to be studied extensively in patients with congestive heart failure.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Atrial Fibrillation/complications/epidemiology/*ge
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Fibrosis
  • Heart Failure/complications/epidemiology/*genetics
  • Humans
  • Muscle Cells
  • Mutation
  • Prevalence
  • Prognosis
  • Risk Factors
  • United States/epidemiology

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Authors

  • S A Lubitz

  • E J Benjamin

  • P T Ellinor

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