The VBWG Core Curriculum 2004: Impact of vascular biology on cardiovascular disease, risk prevention, and treatment. Volume VI. This edition of the core curriculum is special, because it marks the 10th anniversary of the Vascular Biology Working Group. It covers basic science and clinical advances in vascular biology in a spectrum of disorders. The material is presented in five sections:
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia in clinical practice and is a major cause of cardioembolic stroke. The slides and accompanying notes in this section provide information on the rising incidence of this condition, the mechanism of thrombus formation, and new anticoagulant treatment options.