Azin Alizadehasl1* and Masood Shekarchizadeh2
1Department of Cardio-Oncology, Rajaie Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center, Iran 2Department of Internal Medicine, Rajaie Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center, IranFulltext PDF
Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is considered a rising epidemic in the world with an estimated 33.5 million cases world-wide in 2010, and the number of cases is expected to increase by atleast 5% per year. AF has been related with major cardiovascular events containing stroke, progressive congestive heart failure and also sudden cardiac death, with the subsequent disability and higher mortality rate, and one of the most common etiologies of dementia, even seizure and also depression in the elderly. AF has been shown to confer a five-fold increase in the probability of cerebrovascular events in all ages and accounts for 15% of all strokes.
Alizadehasl A, Shekarchizadeh M. Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Cancer. Oncol Case Report J. 2019; 2(1): 1012..