An emergency department observation unit protocol for acute-onset atrial fibrillation is feasible.

@article{Koenig2002AnED,
  title={An emergency department observation unit protocol for acute-onset atrial fibrillation is feasible.},
  author={Benjamin O Koenig and Michael A. Ross and Raymond E Jackson},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={374-81}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE We sought to describe the feasibility of an emergency department observation unit (EDOU) treatment protocol for the management of uncomplicated acute-onset atrial fibrillation (AAF). METHODS This descriptive case series took place at a major suburban, university-affiliated teaching hospital. Patients were prospectively enrolled in an EDOU treatment protocol if they had uncomplicated AAF that failed initial ED attempts to convert to sinus rhythm. In the EDOU, patients underwent… CONTINUE READING

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