International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Comparative Studies | Medicine | India | Volume 10 Issue 3, March 2021

Study of Atrial Fibrillation in Rheumatic and Non-Rheumatic Heart Disease Patients in Tertiary Care Centre

Dr. Uddhav Khaire [7] | Dr. Akshita Subhash Sonawala | Dr. Milind Taru [2]

Abstract: Atrial fibrillation is the most common sustained arrhythmia and is increasing as a major public health concern worldwide. Although its prevalence is set to increase owing to the increase in the elderly population, incidence is higher in countries with a high prevalence of Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD), contributing to significant morbidity and mortality in a relatively young population. A cross sectional study of 126 samples, selected by non-probability convenience sampling method and who met the designed set of criteria, was conducted. In this study, RHD was the major etiological factor for Atrial Fibrillation in 79.37 % of cases. Among RHD cases, 66 % were females and 34 % were males. There was no significant correlation between variables as P>0.05. In spite of increasing prevalence of various other cardiovascular risk factors and comorbid conditions, rheumatic heart disease, is a major etiological factor of Atrial Fibrillation in this study, especially in females.

Keywords: atrial fibrillation, rheumatic heart disease, non-rheumatic heart disease

Edition: Volume 10 Issue 3, March 2021,

Pages: 1125 - 1127

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