Definition of Atrial fibrillation

1. Noun. Fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart.




Definition of Atrial fibrillation

1. Noun. A cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm) that involves the two upper chambers (atria) of the heart. ¹

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Medical Definition of Atrial fibrillation

1. A condition where there is disorganised electrical conduction in the atria, resulting in ineffective pumping of blood into the ventricle. Acronym: AF (02 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Atrial Fibrillation

atrial arrhythmias
atrial arteries
atrial artery
atrial auricle
atrial auricula
atrial bigeminy
atrial branches
atrial capture beat
atrial chaotic tachycardia
atrial complex
atrial diastole
atrial dipeptidyl carboxyhydrolase
atrial dissociation
atrial echo
atrial extrasystole
atrial fibrillation (current term)
atrial fibrillations
atrial flutter
atrial function
atrial fusion beat
atrial gallop
atrial granule serine proteinase
atrial myxoma
atrial natriuretic factor
atrial natriuretic peptide
atrial premature complexes
atrial premature contraction
atrial septum
atrial sound

Literary usage of Atrial fibrillation

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1. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"The pulse rate in patients with atrial fibrillation varies usually between 80 and 150. The condition may occur at any age, and is much more common in males ..."

2. The Women's Health and Aging Study: Health and Social Characteristics of edited by Jack M. Guralnik, Linda P. Fried, Eleanor M. Simonsick, Judith D. Kasper, Mary E. Lafferty (1995)
"atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter (code 8-3) 5. ... The prevalence of atrial fibrillation or flutter and left ventricular hypertrophy clearly increased ..."

3. Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Report of the U. S. Preventive by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"atrial fibrillation and isolated suppression of the pituitary-thyroid axis: ... Hyperthyroidism in elderly patients with atrial fibrillation and normal ..."

4. Alcohols Effect on Organ Function edited by Dianne M. Welsh (1997)
"Alcohol abuse also can cause rapid and chaotic heartbeats to occur in the upper chambers of the heart (ie, atrial fibrillation), although numerous other ..."

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