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Cardioversion of Recent Onset Atrial Fibrillation: Which Drug to Prefer in the Individual Patient?

  • P. E. Vardas
  • E. M. Kanoupakis
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Abstract

The management of atrial fibrillation (AF) still represents one of the therapeutic challenges of modern cardiology. This arrhythmia is extremely common, particularly in elderly persons and in patients with organic heart disease, and carries the risk of embolic complications, especially cerebrovascular accidents [1,2].

Keywords

Atrial Fibrillation Sinus Rhythm Atrial Flutter Electrical Cardioversion Intravenous Amiodarone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. E. Vardas
    • 1
  • E. M. Kanoupakis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyHeraklion University HospitalHeraklion, CreteGreece

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