Cardioversion of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in the emergency department.

  title={Cardioversion of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in the emergency department.},
  author={J A Michael and Ian G Stiell and Suneet Agarwal and Diku P Mandavia},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  volume={33 4},
STUDY OBJECTIVE Patients presenting to the emergency department with acute atrial fibrillation are traditionally admitted to hospital. The objective of this study was to review the success and safety of ED cardioversion and discharge of patients with acute atrial fibrillation. METHODS This health records survey included a cohort sample of consecutive patients presenting with acute atrial fibrillation to the ED of a university-affiliated tertiary hospital. Patients who were in unstable… CONTINUE READING


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