<< Atrial Fibrillation: Management Strategies In The Emergency Department

Treatment Of Unstable Patients

The goals of AF management are focused on achieving hemodynamic stability, symptomatic treatment, and the prevention of complications (such as thromboembolism).71,72 The initial management includes cardiac monitoring, supplying supplemental oxygen as needed, establishing IV access, and rapidly assessing the patient’s hemodynamic status. A history and physical examination should be conducted, with the focus placed on the duration and nature of the symptoms, the comorbidities, and identifying reversible causes of AF.

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