[TEE-guided cardioversion in patients with atrial fibrillation without previous anticoagulation].

A total of 332 patients (mean age 65+/-10 years, 86 female) with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) of more than 48 hours duration and lack of a sufficient anticoagulation were included. After exclusion of thrombotic material in the left atrium using transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) cardioversion (CV) was performed within 24 hours. At the same time… CONTINUE READING