How common is atrial fibrillation in underlying rheumatic heart disease?

How common is atrial fibrillation in underlying rheumatic heart disease?

In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about atrial fibrillation in underlying rheumatic heart disease. He says that atrial fibrillation is very common in rheumatic heart disease patients. He will further discuss the other conditions in which it can be present. Atrial fibrillation in present in 70% of mitral stenosis, mitral regurgitation and tricuspid regurgitation patients. In isolated mitral stenosis, it is present in 29% of cases and in mitral regurgitation, it is present in 16% of the cases.

Dr. KK Aggarwal

Recipient of Padma Shri, Vishwa Hindi Samman, National Science Communication Award and Dr B C Roy National Award, Dr Aggarwal is a physician, cardiologist, spiritual writer and motivational speaker. He was the Past President of the Indian Medical Association and President of Heart Care Foundation of India. He was also the Editor in Chief of the IJCP Group, Medtalks and eMediNexus

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