Management of atrial fibrillation in rheumatic valvular heart diseaseVora, AmitCurrent Opinion in Cardiology: January 2006 - Volume 21 - Issue 1 - p 47–50 doi: 10.1097/01.hco.0000198985.78508.55 Arrhythmias Buy Abstract Author InformationAuthors Article MetricsMetrics Purpose of review Atrial fibrillation in patients with rheumatic valvular heart disease results in significant morbidity and possibly mortality. Recent developments The recent advances in treatment options for non-rheumatic atrial fibrillation have widened its scope of management. These treatment modalities have not been extensively validated in rheumatic valvular heart disease. Summary A review and comparison of the available data in atrial fibrillation and rheumatic valvular heart disease vis-à-vis non-rheumatic atrial fibrillation is presented. Green-gagan, Lokhandwala Township, Kandivli (East), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Correspondence to Dr Amit Vora, 01/204, Green-gagan, Wing ‘A’, 2nd Floor, MHADA Plot 14, Lokhandwala Township, Akurli road, Kandivli (East), Mumbai, 400101, Maharashtra, India E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org © 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.