A prospective, randomized trial of an emergency department observation unit for acute onset atrial fibrillation.

@article{Decker2008APR,
  title={A prospective, randomized trial of an emergency department observation unit for acute onset atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Wyatt W. Decker and Peter A. Smars and Lekshmi Vaidyanathan and Deepi G. Goyal and Eric T. Boie and Latha Ganti Stead and Douglas L. Packer and Thomas D Meloy and Andy J Boggust and Luis H. Haro and Dennis A. Laudon and Joseph K. Lobl and Annie Sadosty and Raquel Marie Schears and Nicola E E Schiebel and David Hodge and W. -K. Shen},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={52 4},
  pages={322-8}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE An emergency department (ED) observation unit protocol for the management of acute onset atrial fibrillation is compared with routine hospital admission and management. METHODS Adult patients presenting to the ED with atrial fibrillation of less than 48 hours' duration without hemodynamic instability or other comorbid conditions requiring hospitalization were enrolled. Participants were randomized to either ED observation unit care or routine inpatient care. The ED observation… CONTINUE READING

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