Stay or Go? State-of-the-art Atrial Fibrillation Treatment
Monday, April 24, 2023
10:15 AM – 10:35 AM CST
Location: Galerie 2-2nd Floor
CE: 0.25 Credits
Rahul G. Bhat, MD: No financial relationships to disclose
Management of rapid atrial fib can be challenging in undifferentiated ED patients. Several primary conditions such as Gastrointestinal bleeding, sepsis and pulmonary embolism can drive a patient's heart rate up, and treatment with a rate controlling medication or cardioversion may lead to disastrous consequences.
Review some real cases treated with a rate controlling medication and their outcomes.
Review the diagnostic workup strategy to avoid the pitfalls of rate-controlling a patient who is tachycardic for a reason.
Review the literature regarding rate control and cardioversion of rapid atrial fibrillation.