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Atrial Fibrillation (cont.)

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American Heart Association
National Center
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
(800) 242-8721

Medically reviewed by Robert J. Bryg, MD; Board Certified Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Cardiovascular Disease

REFERENCES:

"Atrial Fibrillation Fact Sheet." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Feb. 2010. <http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/data_statistics/fact_sheets/docs/fs_atrial_fibrillation.pdf>.

"Heart Disease Pictures Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Heart Disease." MedicineNet. 30 Sept. 2009. <http://www.medicinenet.com/heart_disease_pictures_slideshow_visual_guide/article.htm>.

Gage, Brian F., et al. "Validation of clinical classification schemes for predicting stroke: results from the National Registry of Atrial Fibrillation." The Journal of the American Medical Association 285.22 (2001): 2864-2870.

Rosenthal, Lawrence, et al. "Atrial Fibrillation." Medscape. 30 Jan. 2012. <http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/151066-overview#a0104>.

Rosenthal, Lawrence, et al. "Atrial Fibrillation Medication." Medscape. 15 Mar. 2012. <http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/151066-medication>.

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise. "Atrial Fibrillation Medications." 18 Feb. 2011. <http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/atrial-fibrillation/atrial-fibrillation-medications>.

Wedro, Benjamin, et al. "Electrocardiogram (ECG, EKG)." eMedicineHealth. 7 Dec. 2011. <http://www.emedicinehealth.com/electrocardiogram_ecg/article_em.htm>.


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