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Responding to atrial fibrillation

Rocca, Joan Della RN, CRNP, MSN

doi: 10.1097/01.CCN.0000347119.73382.5a
Department: Heart Beats

Find out how to respond to atrial fibrillation, the most common sustained dysrhythmia and a risk factor for stroke, cardiomyopathy, and heart failure.

Joan Della Rocca is a professor of nursing at Drexel University School of Nursing in Philadelphia, Pa.; a clinical nursing instructor at the Community College of Philadelphia; and an adult nurse practitioner at Health Link Medical Center in Southampton, Pa.

Adapted from: Rocca JD. Responding to atrial fibrillation. Nursing. 2007;37(4):36–41.

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.