Valvular vs. Nonvalvular Fibrillation


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What is happening with the atria in atrial fibrillation?

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1. Atrial fibrillation caused by which of the following would NOT be classified as valvular atrial fibrillation?

2. _____ is the inflammation and narrowing of the valve between the left atrium and left ventricle?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Inside this quiz and worksheet combination, you are asked to compare valvular and nonvalvular fibrillation. Questions focus on the atria during atrial fibrillation as well as a specific treatment that would only be used for valvular fibrillation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can find the following topics in the questions of the quiz:

  • Causes of valvular atrial fibrillation
  • Inflammation and narrowing of the valve between the left atrium and left ventricle
  • Burning of parts of the heart to keep them in pace
  • Treatments specifically for valvular fibrillation

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you know the term for valve inflammation and narrowing
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about causes of valvular fibrillation
  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about treatments specific to valvular fibrillation

Additional Learning

To discover more about each method, open the lesson titled Valvular vs. Nonvalvular Fibrillation. Inside, you will find the following additional subjects:

  • Arrhythmia
  • Rheumatic heart disease
  • Pacemakers