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How do persistent atrial fib and permanent atrial fib differ?

Douglas E. Severance, MD
Family Medicine
Persistent atrial fibrillation usually requires treatment for the abnormal heart rhythm to resolve. Normal treatment cannot restore the abnormal rhythm with permanent atrial fibrillation. If persistent atrial fibrillation continues or increases in frequency, it can become permanent over time.

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