The atrial fibrillation without symptoms is up to the challenge of its support
Published the 18.01.2018 to 18: 00
Atrial fibrillation (AF) can often be asymptomatic, which poses diagnostic difficulties and risk of morbidity and mortality. The paroxysmal AF (PAF) is also a heart rhythm disorder intermittent, but it resolves without medical intervention, and lasts less than seven days. In a study published in the journal CHEST®, the researchers found that patients with FAP are asymptomatic are likely to be older, male, and have a higher risk of STROKE than symptomatic patients. In an analysis of a group of FA supported, the prevalence of STROKE risk was comparable in patients with asymptomatic and symptomatic.
During the follow-up period, the researchers found that all-cause mortality, was higher in asymptomatic patients than in symptomatic patients, but only in the group with paroxysmal. This study has also established the clinical results lower in the asymptomatic patients compared with clinical findings of other patients.
Although the research has several limitations – the data from only one urban district in Japan – the researchers argue that lessons can be learned. “Despite these limitations, our study highlights the differences in the clinical profile and outcome between asymptomatic patients and symptomatic, welcomes the principal author Masaharu Akao. The present data have also shown that asymptomatic patients with a FAP may not receive adequate treatment.” Thus, early detection and medical care, more intensive management of these patients is recommended.