Management of atrial fibrillation in the emergency department.

@article{Crozier2003ManagementOA,
  title={Management of atrial fibrillation in the emergency department.},
  author={Ian George Crozier and Iain Craig Melton and Starr Pearson},
  journal={Internal medicine journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={182-5}
}
Abstract Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia and is a frequent cause for presentation to the emergency department. With an understanding of the pathophysiology and types of AF, efficient and effective management strategies for AF can be formulated. Patients with paroxysmal AF will often revert spontaneously and can initially be managed on an outpatient basis, unless an antiarrhythmic is commenced. In patients with AF and severe underlying heart disease, the… CONTINUE READING

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