Atrial fibrillation in the elderly: A review

Fayaz A. Hakim, Win Kuang Shen

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Atrial fibrillation (AF) is common in the elderly population. Elderly patients with AF are often asymptomatic, may have atypical presentation or may present with heart failure or thromboembolic complications. The optimal management strategy of AF in the elderly population is challenging. We present an overview of AF in elderly patients, in particular addressing the pros and cons of various management strategies, and provide a practical approach within the guidelines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)745-758
Number of pages14
JournalFuture Cardiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014


  • ablations
  • anticoagulation
  • atrial fibrillation
  • drug therapy
  • elderly
  • practical approach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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