Improved Treatment Of Atrial Fibrillation

Grant number: 1059039 | Funding period: 2014 - 2018

Completed

Abstract

Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disturbance with a prevalence of approximately 1% but which increases markedly with age. It causes debilitating symptoms, heart failure, stroke and increased mortality. It is an important determinant of neuro-cognitive decline and dementia. The studies in this proposal will help define the mechanism of this rhythm disturbance and its associated symptoms. They will help design improved treatment strategies including interventional approaches.