Persistent Atrial Fibrillation

Persistent atrial fibrillation is a type of atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart rhythm. Persistent means that episodes last more than 7 days.

If an episode lasts for more than 12 months, it is called long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation.

Current as of: January 27, 2016

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & John M. Miller, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology