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Atrial Fibrillation

"Atrial Fibrillation" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Abnormal cardiac rhythm that is characterized by rapid, uncoordinated firing of electrical impulses in the upper chambers of the heart (HEART ATRIA). In such case, blood cannot be effectively pumped into the lower chambers of the heart (HEART VENTRICLES). It is caused by abnormal impulse generation.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Atrial Fibrillation" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Atrial Fibrillation" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 1670 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 170 publications in 2016
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