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How Intense Should Anticoagulation Be at the Time of Cardioversion to Reduce the Risk of Thromboembolism?

  • N. Baldi
  • V. A. Russo
  • V. Morrone
  • L. Di Gregorio
  • L. Liconso
  • G. Polimeni
Conference paper

Abstract

For patients undergoing cardioversion of atrial fibrillation (AF) or atrial flutter (AF1) the risk of thromboembolism ranged from 1.6% up to 7% in casecontrol series [1–4]. In uncontrolled and nonrandomized studies, anticoagulation decreases the risk of an embolic event after cardioversion to less than 1.6% [3–5].

Keywords

Atrial Fibrillation Atrial Flutter Antithrombotic Effect Atrial Thrombus Embolic Complication 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Baldi
    • 1
  • V. A. Russo
    • 1
  • V. Morrone
    • 1
  • L. Di Gregorio
    • 1
  • L. Liconso
    • 1
  • G. Polimeni
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyS. Annunziata HospitalTarantoItaly

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