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Treatment strategies for atrial fibrillation

White, Megan M. MS, RN, ACNP

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000388208.01110.23

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac dysrhythmia, affecting 2.3 million people in the United States. Based on current trends, some researchers estimate that 12 to 15 million people could be diagnosed with AF by the year 2050.

Megan M. White is an acute care nurse practitioner at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Ill.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.