FIBRILLATION OF ANXIETY OR ANXIETY OF FIBRILLATION? CASE REPORT

Irina Esanu, Loredana Catrinescu, Cringuta Paraschiv

ABSTRACT

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia with a multiple etiology and symptomatology.  Persistent AF was associated  with increased emotional discomfort, manifested through anxious or depressive symptomatology, symptomatology intensified during AF episodes.1 Lioni L et al (2014) showed that the level of anxiety is much higher in patients with AF compared to patients with other supraventricular rhythm disorders.  The presence of anxiety in arrhythmic patients is associated with higher severity of AF symptomatology and recurrence. 

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