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ICU Management

High Incidence of New-Onset AF in the ICU

2015 25 Apr

A new study shows that new-onset atrial fibrillation (AF), a common arrhythmia in the ICU, occurred in approximately 5 to 15 percent of all non-cardiac critically ill patients — a figure exceeding previous estimates. Also, hospital mortality in new-onset AF patients was higher than that of patients without AF, according to the study published in the... Read more

Cardiology Management

Atrial Fibrillation Patients Receive Unnecessary Blood Thinners

2015 16 Apr

A letter by UCSF researchers published in JAMA Internal Medicine provides evidence that a quarter of all atrial fibrillation (AF) patients at the lowest risk for stroke receive unnecessary blood thinners from cardiology specialists. According to senior author Gregory Marcus, MD, MAS, director of clinical research in the UCSF Division of Cardiology,... Read more


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