Comparison of Chemical vs Electrical Cardioversion of Acute Uncomplicated Atrial Fibrillation

Background Information:¬†Atrial fibrillation is the most commonly encountered dysrhythmia in the emergency department (ED) and is associated with an increased long-term risk of stroke, heart-failure and all-cause mortality.1,2 In fact, the overall mortality rate for patients with atrial fibrillation is approximately double that of patients in normal sinus.3,4 The decision to rate vs. rhythm control … Continue reading Comparison of Chemical vs Electrical Cardioversion of Acute Uncomplicated Atrial Fibrillation