lone atrial fibrillation


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lone atrial fibrillation

Cardiology A Fib in a Pt < age 60, in absence an underlying pathology–eg, DM, CHD, HTN. See Atrial fibrillation.
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lone atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation that is not caused by or associated with underlying disease of the heart muscle, heart valves, coronary arteries, pulmonary circulation, or thyroid gland. Prognosis seems better for this type of atrial fibrillation than for that which results from anatomical or metabolic abnormalities.
See also: fibrillation
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In the above 50 years age group, most common etiologic factors are coronary artery disease 30%, followed by RHD (24%), hypertension (16.4%), lone atrial fibrillation (5.9%) and non-rheumatic valvular heart disease (13.4%).
He and his colleagues have performed the pulmonary vein isolation procedure in patients undergoing mitral valve operations, atrial septal defect closure, aortic valve operations, and coronary artery bypass grafting and for lone atrial fibrillation. "Because of the potential to completely discontinue anticoagulation by restoring sinus rhythm, we are most aggressive about performing pulmonary vein isolation in patients undergoing valve repairs or tissue valve replacements," he noted.