Management of new onset atrial fibrillation in previously well patients less than 60 years of age.

@article{Taylor2005ManagementON,
  title={Management of new onset atrial fibrillation in previously well patients less than 60 years of age.},
  author={David McD Taylor and Anuradha Aggarwal and Michael Carter and Devinder Garewal and David Hunt},
  journal={Emergency medicine Australasia : EMA},
  year={2005},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={4-10}
}
OBJECTIVE This study reviewed the ED management of new onset atrial fibrillation (AF) in previously well patients aged less than 60 years. METHODS We undertook a retrospective review of ED patients from 1998 to 2002 inclusive. The main outcome measures were approaches to rate or rhythm control and anticoagulation, the use of echocardiography, the value of diagnostic testing and the frequency of hospital admission. RESULTS Fifty-two patients were identified. In general, all patients were… CONTINUE READING