Use of beta-blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, and angiotensin receptor blockers to prevent atrial fibrillation
Cause of Death
Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted
Atrial fibrillation, the most common cardiac arrhythmia in clinical practice, causes significant burden to patients and health care systems worldwide. Attention is being paid to prevention of atrial fibrillation using drugs that retard or prevent atrial fibrosis and arrhythmogenic remodeling, which lead to this arrhythmia. Agents that work through the renin-angiotensin-receptor system, the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers, are showing promise in animal and human studies.