Atrial Fibrillation Basics Top 10
Authors: Amy West Pollak, MD
Credit/contact hours: .5
Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes
Publication Date: March 8, 2018
Expiration date: March 7, 2024
Atrial fibrillation is a common condition and occurs in otherwise healthy individuals or can be associated with a wide range of medical and/or cardiac conditions. For this reason, the management of patients with atrial fibrillation is complex and must be customized to individual patient circumstances.
In general, atrial fibrillation can be characterized by its frequency or persistence and management issues include rate control, rhythm control, and the prevention of thromboembolic complications of atrial fibrillation.
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