Introduction to Atrial Fibrillation: Pathophysiology and Stroke Prevention

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    1 Video
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    62 students
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What you'll learn

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia seen in clinical practice and is a challenge faced by health care professionals. There is no escaping atrial fibrillation and most clinicians will encounter it irrespective of their speciality and area of practice. AF can cause disabling symptoms, cardiac dysfunction and increases the risk of stroke. read more »»

The risk of incidence of atrial fibrillation increases with age and treatment decisions include when to restore normal sinus rhythm, when to control heart rate only, and how to prevent thrombo-embolism. Learn more about all these in this course designed by Medvarsity and Dosily. In this first part of a two-part lecture, the pathophysiology and stroke prevention aspects of AF will be covered.

Who Should Attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates
  • AYUSH students
  • Students interested in Biological sciences

Key concepts covered include:

“By the end of the course, you will be able to understand

  • Epidemiology of Atrial fibrillation
  • Types of atrial fibrillation and risk factors for AF
  • Pathophysiology
  • AF-stroke relationship, prevention and a lot more


Dr. Kumar Narayanan

MD, DM (Card), FHRS, CEPS (A) Consultant Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist, Medicover Hospitals, Hyderabad, India


Dr. Kumar Narayanan is a senior cardiologist and electrophysiologist with in-depth experience over the past 12 years in the field of cardiology and heart rhythm disorders. He has trained in world-renowned institutes, including the Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, India as well as Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, USA. He is a keen academician and researcher who has authored close to 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers and two book chapters in cardiology. He is a visiting scientist at the European Georges Pompidou Hospital in Paris. He is actively involved in teaching and mentoring medical students, residents, and postgraduates in Internal Medicine and Cardiology.

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