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Atrial Fibrillation

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Atrial Fibrillation:

Atrial Fibrillationis a common heart rhythm abnormality (cardiac arrhythmia) in which the atria (upper chambers of the heart) contract at a rapid, chaotic rate and cause rapid and irregular contractions of the ventricles (lower chambers of the heart).

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