Episode 57 – Atrial Fibrillation : An Approach To Diagnosis And Management In The Emergency Department

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Episode 57 – Atrial Fibrillation : An Approach To Diagnosis And Management In The Emergency Department

EMplify – May 2021

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Atrial Fibrillation : An Approach To Diagnosis And Management In The Emergency Department – An Interview with Dr Brian Millman

Epidemiology

Causes

Prehospital treatment – careful with causes of the A Fib.

ED Evaluation

  • History – beware the causes
  • Physical
  • ECG
  • Labs
  • Imaging
  • Echocardiography

Treatment

Rate control

  • Calcium channel blockers
  • Beta blockers
  • Esmolol
  • Magnesium

Rhythm control

  • Amiodarone
  • Procainamide
  • Cardioversion

Watch and Wait

Anticoagulation

Disoposition

Last Updated on July 3, 2022

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