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Life's simple 7 approach to atrial fibrillation prevention

Isakadze, N; Pratik, B; Sandesara; Patel, R; Baer, J; Isiadinso, I; Alonso, A; ... Sperling, L; + view all (2018) Life's simple 7 approach to atrial fibrillation prevention. Journal of Atrial Fibrillation , 11 (3) Green open access

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Abstract

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most commonly encountered arrhythmia in clinical practice. It constitutes a major public health problem, with total related annual expenses estimated at $6.65 billion. The American Heart Association developed Life's Simple 7 (LS7) to define and monitor ideal cardiovascular health (CVH). In this review, we examine the role of individual components of LS7 to provide further insight regarding potential influence of achieving AHA's strategic goal on AF prevention. While significant advances have been made in the secondary prevention of AF, little progress has been made to prevent the first occurrence of this arrhythmia in at-risk patients. Improvement of overall cardiovascular health as defined by LS7 may substantially reduce AF risk.

Type: Article
Title: Life's simple 7 approach to atrial fibrillation prevention
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://jafib.com/published.php?type=full&id=2051
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © Authors 2018. The CardioFront Inc and Jafib Team apply the Creative Commons Attribution License (CCAL) to all works they publish in Journal of Atrial Fibrillation (JAFIB). Under the CCAL, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their article, but authors allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy articles in JAFIB, so long as the original authors and source are cited. No separate permission is required from the authors or the publishers.
Keywords: Interatrial Block, Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Failure
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular Science > Population Science and Experimental Medicine
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10068583
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