Atrial Fibrillation and Other Supraventricular Tachycardias
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Management of atrial fibrillation and other supraventricular tachycardias, whether as the primary admitting diagnosis or a secondary diagnosis is a key skill in the critical care setting. A primary strategy of rhythm or rate control may be adopted and tailored to the individual clinical circumstances. Reduction of cardioembolic risk in atrial fibrillation is a central goal in the management of this disease, even after sinus rhythm has resumed.
KeywordsAtrial fibrillation Supraventricular tachycardia Rate control Rhythm control Embolic risk Hemodynamics Direct current cardioversion Transesophageal echocardiography guided cardioversion
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