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Datamonitor Healthcare CV&Met: Atrial Fibrillation Market Spotlight
March 27, 2020Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common form of cardiac arrhythmia characterized by disordered electrical activity in the atria, which results in supraventricular tachyarrhythmia and ineffective contraction of the atria. Turbulent blood flow in the heart due to irregular rhythm increases the risk of forming thrombi in the atria, primarily in the left atrial appendage, that can result in an embolic stroke. There are several adverse events associated with AF such as systemic embolism, ischemic stroke, transient ischemic attack, and even death. Indeed, there is five-fold increased risk of stroke in AF and a two-fold increase in mortality compared to non-AF patients.
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|Indications Covered:||Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter|