Atrial fibrillation results from the disorganized propagation of electrical impulses in the heart. The subsequent ineffective pumping of blood increases the risk of coagulation and thrombosis, and stroke prevention is therefore the most important management priority for these patients.
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Atrial fibrillation. Nat Rev Dis Primers 2, 16017 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nrdp.2016.17