Short Stay Management of Atrial Fibrillation

  • W. Frank Peacock
  • Carol L. Clark

Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Impact of the Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ezra Amsterdam, Sandhya Venugopal, Uma N. Srivatsa
      Pages 19-26
  3. Presentation and Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Marvin A. Wayne, Andrew M. McCoy, Richard B. Utarnachitt
      Pages 43-49
    3. Shahriar Dadkhah, Korosh Sharain
      Pages 51-59
    4. Maria Aini, Judd E. Hollander
      Pages 67-77
    5. Chad E. Darling, Christian G. Klaucke, David D. McManus
      Pages 101-114
    6. David E. Winchester, Michael R. Kaufmann, Matthew S. McKillop, William M. Miles
      Pages 145-173
  4. Transition to the Outpatient Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Deborah B. Diercks, George McLeod
      Pages 183-186
    3. Ginger Conway, Barbara Bell
      Pages 187-194
    4. L. Kristin Newby, Sean D. Pokorney
      Pages 195-217
  5. Systems Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Philip Beckley, Donna Hunn
      Pages 221-231
    3. Christopher William Baugh
      Pages 233-238
    4. Jesse M. Pines, Ali Pourmand, Ted Fan, Ryan Tansek
      Pages 239-247
    5. Anna Ek
      Pages 249-279
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 281-289

About this book


This book provides a road map for the efficient and successful management of atrial fibrillation (AF) in the short stay unit. It describes the problem, defines the measures of successful treatment, elucidates interventions, and supplies the tools for achieving quality care. Organized in four parts, it covers the impact of AF on patient populations; the presentation and management of AF; the transition to the outpatient environment; and systems management. Topics include the economic consequences of AF; cardioversion and cardiac implantable electronic devices in AF management; education of the AF patient and discharge planning; and quality metrics in AF. The book also provides order sheets and process criteria with which institutions can successfully manage the AF patient in the short stay unit, thus optimizing patient outcomes, patient satisfaction, and operational efficiencies. Short Stay Management of Atrial Fibrillation is a valuable resource for cardiologists, emergency medicine physicians, electrophysiologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in AF management.


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Editors and affiliations

  • W. Frank Peacock
    • 1
  • Carol L. Clark
    • 2
  1. 1.Baylor College of MedicineDepartment of Emergency Medicine Baylor College of MedicineHOUSTONUSA
  2. 2.Department of Emergency Medicine, Beaumont Health SystemWilliam Beaumont Hospital, William Beaumont School of Medicine, Oakland UniversityRoyal OakUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-31384-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-31386-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-8969
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-8977
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