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Thearticle discusses the most common type of Cardiac arrhythamia fromthe article, it is evident that the most common type of this healthcondition is Atrial Fibrillation (AF). This reading states that thepossibility of humans to contract the illness tends to increase aspeople get old. It is also evident that there is a high population ofpeople all over the world who suffer from AF. With the changes thathave been witnessed in the medical profession in the past years, themanagement of this medical condition has also changed considerably(Lee, 2014). The article clearly highlights that AF is characterizedby electrical activation of the atrial that tends to be disorganized.In some instances, AF has been a major contributor to healthconditions such as systemic stroke and heart failure. The articleclearly defines the population mostly affected by AF old people aged50 years and above are at a high risk of contracting AF (Lee, 2007).

Someof the symptoms that people suffering from AF experience includeshort breath, fatigue, dizziness, as well as nausea. The symptomshave a significant impact on the health of patients suffering fromthis illness. In order to ascertain whether a patient is sufferingfrom AF, some medical procedures such as opportunistic screeningshould be conducted. The article evaluates treatment options that canbe sought by patients suffering from AF. The use of a treatmentmethod is determined by the severity, as well as the duration withinwhich patients have suffered symptoms. With the use of treatmentmethods such as pulmonary vein isolation, there have been immensechanges in the treatment options. The other methods of treatmentdiscussed in the article include the use of anti-coagulants, whichhelp to prevent stroke in patients suffering from AF (Lip &ampHalperin, 2010).

References

Lee,G. (2014). Recognizing and managing atrial fibrillation in theCommunity. BritishJournal of Community 19(9),422-426.

Lee,G. (2007). A review of literature on atrial fibrillation: ratereversion or control? Jouranlof Clinical 16(1),77-83.

Lip,G. Y. &amp Halperin, J. L. (2010). Improving stroke riskstratification in atrial fibrillation. AmericanJournal of Medicine 123(6)-484-488.