Scoring systems used in atrial fibrillation


Authors: Z. Mihalová 1,2;  J. Hlásenský 1;  R. Lábrová 1;  J. Špinar 1,2;  O. Ludka 1,2
Authors‘ workplace: Interní kardiologická klinika LF MU a FN Brno 1;  Mezinárodní centrum klinického výzkumu, FN u sv. Anny v Brně 2
Published in: Kardiol Rev Int Med 2015, 17(2): 121-125
Category: Cardiology Review

Overview

Atrial fibrillation (AF) with 25% lifetime risk of onset is one of the most common arrhythmias compromising quality of life. The cardiovascular epidemic of AF contributes to the onset of heart failure, in 20% of cases it causes stroke and increases total mortality. Due to a growing number of elderly individuals, AF contributes to the high socioeconomic burden, therefore there is a great need for identification of clinical factors affecting development and progression of AF and stratification of risks and complications of AF. This will lead to more effective prevention strategy in the management of AF.

Keywords:
atrial fibrillation – scoring systems – thromboembolic disease – anticoagulant therapy


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