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    What is paroxysmal atrial fibrillation?

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    Dr Andrei Catanchin

    Cardiologist (Heart Specialist)

    Dr Catanchin is a cardiologist and electrophysiologist managing atrial fibrillation and other heart rhythm disorders with medication, devices (ie. pacemakers, defibrillators) and catheter ablation. He … View Profile

    According to the current definition, paroxysmal AF comes and goes and episodes last a number of hours (sometimes days but less than 1 week). Persistent AF lasts longer than 1 week and requires cardioversion to restore normal rhythm. Then there's longstanding persistent AF (episodes >1 year) and permanent AF (no attempts made to restore normal rhythm).

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