Title

Atrial Fibrillation - A Common Ground for Neurology and Cardiology

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Atrial fibrillation (AF) has a huge impact on clinical stroke because it is the primary cause of cardio-embolism, which constitutes ~20% of all strokes. As a result, there is a great need to explore safer and more effective primary and secondary prophylactic agents. In this article, we discuss the overlapping issues pertaining to AF from both a neurology and cardiology standpoint. We focus on the dynamic interplay of neurovascular and cardiovascular diseases in relation to AF, traditional and novel risk factors for AF leading to stroke, impact of AF on cognitive decline, and current upstream medical and surgical options for embolism prophylaxis.

Publication Date

8-1-2013

Publication Title

Journal of atrial fibrillation

ISSN

1941-6911

Volume

6

Issue

2

First Page

550

PubMed ID

28496867

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.4022/jafib.550

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