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.
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