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  • Reviews   
    Management of anticoagulation in rate controlled atrial fibrillation: A three-step approach
    Author(s): Christopher L. Hoehmann*, Arron Gravina and Joshua A. Cuoco MS

    Atrial Fibrillation is the most common type of cardiac arrhythmia managed in clinical practice. This condition predisposes patients to a multitude of potential complications that can be managed or prevented by medical or surgical means. Such complications include stroke, hemorrhage, or heart failure, among others. Although surgical intervention may be a viable option in some cases, pharmacological rate-control is a less invasive and more robust method in preventing the genesis of these sequelae. However, current guidelines regarding pharmacologic control of atrial fibrillation sequelae may be difficult to interpret. Based upon clinical prediction rules derived from large-scale clinical trials, we provide a simple three-step sequential algorithm that clinicians may use as guidelines when managing patients with rate controlled atrial fibrillation. These prot.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2368-0512.1000079


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