<< Atrial Fibrillation: Management Strategies In The Emergency Department

Prehospital Care

Prehospital care begins by assessing and stabilizing the airway, breathing, and circulation. In hemodynamically stable patients, a targeted history and physical examination should be performed to assess for underlying causes of the tachycardia. According to the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) guidelines, cardioversion should be considered if the patient exhibits signs of hemodynamic compromise or poor coronary artery perfusion.43

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