Persistent Atrial Fibrillation

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Persistent atrial fibrillation is a type of atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart rhythm. Persistent means that episodes last more than 7 days.

If an episode lasts for more than 12 months, it is called long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation.

Current as of: February 20, 2015

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & John M. Miller, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology