10. Treatment of Atrial Arrhythmias in Heart Failure Patients

  1. Barry H. Greenberg3,
  2. Denise D. Barnard3,
  3. Sanjiv M. Narayan4 and
  4. John R. Teerlink5,6
  1. Mark D. O'Neill MB, BCh, BAO, DPhil1,2,
  2. Matthew Wright MBBS, PhD1,2,
  3. Pierre Jaïs MD1,2,
  4. Sebastien Knecht MD1,2,
  5. Isabelle Nault MD1,2,
  6. Seiichiro Matsuo MD1,2,
  7. Shinsuke Miyazaki MD1,2,
  8. Andrej Pernat MD1,2,
  9. Amir Jadidi MD1,2,
  10. Frédéric Sacher MD1,2,
  11. D. Wyn Davies MD, FRCP, FHRS1,2,
  12. Jacques Clémenty MD1,2,
  13. Michel Haïssaguerre MD1,2 and
  14. Mélèze Hocini MD1,2

Published Online: 14 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470669402.ch10

Management of Heart Failure

Management of Heart Failure

How to Cite

O'Neill, M. D., Wright, M., Jaïs, P., Knecht, S., Nault, I., Matsuo, S., Miyazaki, S., Pernat, A., Jadidi, A., Sacher, F., Davies, D. W., Clémenty, J., Haïssaguerre, M. and Hocini, M. (2010) Treatment of Atrial Arrhythmias in Heart Failure Patients, in Management of Heart Failure (eds B. H. Greenberg, D. D. Barnard, S. M. Narayan and J. R. Teerlink), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470669402.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Division of Cardiology, University of California, San Diego, California, USA

  2. 4

    University of California and Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA

  3. 5

    Section of Cardiology, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, California, USA

  4. 6

    School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut-Lévêque and the Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux II, Bordeaux, France

  2. 2

    The Cardiothoracic Centre, St. Thomas' Hospital, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 SEP 2010
  2. Published Print: 8 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470753798

Online ISBN: 9780470669402



  • atrial arrhythmia treatment - in heart failure patients;
  • heart failure (HF) and atrial fibrillation (AF) - twin “epidemics of cardiovascular disease”;
  • atrial fibrillation, a supraventricular tachyarrhythmia - uncoordinated atrial activation with associated atrial mechanical function deterioration;
  • heart failure, major and growing public health problem - in the United States;
  • AF, associated with electrical and structural remodeling of atrium;
  • Atrial Fibrillation and Congestive Heart Failure (AF-CHF) trial;
  • catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation;
  • Kaplan-Meier estimates - of secondary outcomes in AF-CHF trial;
  • cardiac resynchronization therapy;
  • atrial fibrillation and heart failure - inter-related clinical entities with unfortunate and detrimental synergies


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Epidemiology

  • Rationale for treatment of atrial arrhythmias

  • Treatment of atrial arrhythmias in heart failure

  • Conclusion

  • References