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Uncontrolled atrial fibrillation in adults

Wietbrock, Mary Ann MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, CMC

doi: 10.1097/01.CCN.0000466770.70306.7d
Department: Heart Beats

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a chaotic, rapid, irregular heartbeat that often causes poor perfusion. The atria can beat above 400 times/minute. Currently, 33.5 million people worldwide suffer from AF.

Mary Ann Wietbrock is a board certified adult clinical nurse specialist and owner of Cardinal Elements Inc., in Indianapolis, Ind.

The author has disclosed that she has no financial relationships related to this article.

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