Optimizing atrial fibrillation management: from ICU and beyond.

  title={Optimizing atrial fibrillation management: from ICU and beyond.},
  author={Allan J Walkey and Douglas Kyle Hogarth and Gregory Y. H. Lip},
  volume={148 4},
Atrial fibrillation (AF) that newly occurs during critical illness presents challenges for both short- and long-term management. During critical illness, patients with new-onset AF are clinically evaluated for hemodynamic instability owing to the arrhythmia as well as for potentially reversible arrhythmia triggers. Hemodynamically significant AF that persists during critical illness may be treated with heart rate or rhythm control strategies. Recent evidence suggests that patients in whom AF… CONTINUE READING
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