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Atrial Fibrillation

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  • Gregory F. Michaud, M.D.,
  • and William G. Stevenson, M.D.

Management of atrial fibrillation includes therapy for treatable risk factors, anticoagulation based on estimated stroke risk, rate control, and in appropriate circumstances, catheter ablation or antiarrhythmic drugs to maintain sinus rhythm.

Funding and Disclosures

Disclosure forms provided by the authors are available with the full text of this article at NEJM.org.

Dr. Michaud reports receiving consulting fees and lecture fees from Boston Scientific, Abbott Medical, and Biosense Webster and lecture fees from Biotronik and Medtronic; and Dr. Stevenson, receiving lecture fees from Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Johnson & Johnson, and Abbott. No other potential conflict of interest relevant to this article was reported.

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville.

Address reprint requests to Dr. Stevenson at the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1215 21st Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37232, or at .

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