Updates in the management of atrial fibrillation: Emerging therapies and treatment

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Dis Mon. 2023 Sep 14:101633. doi: 10.1016/j.disamonth.2023.101633. Online ahead of print.


OBJECTIVE: The most common and clinically important cardiac arrhythmia is atrial fibrillation (AF), which has a large negative impact on the public's health due to higher fatalities, morbidity, and healthcare expenditure rates. This study aims to provide valuable insights into the effectiveness and outcomes of various treatment approaches and interventions for AF.

STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review.

METHOD: The most pertinent published research (original papers and reviews) in the scientific literature were searched for and critically assessed using the online, internationally indexed databases PubMed, Medline, and Cochrane Reviews. These studies are summarised in this review. Keywords like "Atrial Fibrillation", "emerging therapies", "treatment", "catheter ablation", and "atrial appendage" were used to search the papers. The papers were researched and examined to be relevant to the topic.

CONCLUSION: A lot of work has gone into enhancing AF management to deal with this expanding public health concern. Significant developments and advances in the treatment of AF during the past few years have aided clinicians in giving AF patients better care. The most recent treatments for AF include medication, catheter ablation, cryo-balloon ablation, and left atrial appendage closure.

PMID:37716839 | DOI:10.1016/j.disamonth.2023.101633

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