Treatment of underlying atrial fibrillation: paced rhythm obscures recognition.

  title={Treatment of underlying atrial fibrillation: paced rhythm obscures recognition.},
  author={Anshul Mahendra Patel and Douglas C Westveer and Karen C. Man and J. Robert Stewart and Howard I Frumin},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  volume={36 3},
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate the rate of recognition of atrial fibrillation (AF), use of warfarin and prevalence of cerebrovascular accident (CVA) in paced versus unpaced patients during admission to a tertiary care teaching hospital. BACKGROUND The presence of AF underlying a continuously paced rhythm may be under recognized and result in a lower rate of anticoagulation and higher incidence of CVA. METHODS The identification of AF on 12 lead electrocardiogram (ECG… CONTINUE READING
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