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Atrial Fibrillation MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Atrial Fibrillation
Tree Number(s)
C14.280.067.198
C23.550.073.198
Unique ID
D001281
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001281
Annotation
do not confuse with ATRIAL FLUTTER
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Auricular Fibrillation
Familial Atrial Fibrillation
Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation
Persistent Atrial Fibrillation
NLM Classification #
WG 330.5.A5
Public MeSH Note
84; was AURICULAR FIBRILLATION 1963-83
Online Note
use ATRIAL FIBRILLATION to search AURICULAR FIBRILLATION 1966-83
History Note
84; was AURICULAR FIBRILLATION 1963-83
Date Established
1984/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2016/05/31
Atrial Fibrillation Preferred
Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Narrower
Familial Atrial Fibrillation Narrower
Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation Narrower
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