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What is the difference between atrial fibrillation and nonvalvular atrial fibrillation?

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Dr. Mark Milunski
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Afib

Afib is the most common heart rhythm disturbance that we treat as cardiologists and can occur in a number of clinical settings and in association with other diseases both cardiac and non-cardiac.
Non-valvular atrial fibrillation refers to atrial fibrillation that does not occur in the setting of mitral valve disease such as mitral stenosis or mitral regurgitation.

In brief: Afib

Afib is the most common heart rhythm disturbance that we treat as cardiologists and can occur in a number of clinical settings and in association with other diseases both cardiac and non-cardiac.
Non-valvular atrial fibrillation refers to atrial fibrillation that does not occur in the setting of mitral valve disease such as mitral stenosis or mitral regurgitation.
Dr. Mark Milunski
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Atrial fibrillation

Nonvalvular atrial fibrillation refers to the subset of patients with atrial fibrillation not associated with valvular heart disease, but constitutes the vast majority of patients with atrial fibrillation.

In brief: Atrial fibrillation

Nonvalvular atrial fibrillation refers to the subset of patients with atrial fibrillation not associated with valvular heart disease, but constitutes the vast majority of patients with atrial fibrillation.
Dr. Howard Rubin
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