Atrial fibrillation
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Arrhythmia, irregular atrial beat with a rate of over 300 times per minute. Excitation is transmitted only in part to the ventricles. Irregular cardiac activity (that can also be felt in the pulse), can be caused by cardiac valve defect, a coronary disease or hyperthyroidism.

Author(s): Kinderherzstiftung, Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Sticker, Hermine Nock
Last updated: 2009-04-28