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What is the early management of af?
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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Clinical Lipidology
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In brief: Rate control
Initially, controlling heart rate and symptoms are essential.
Once chronicity and risk of thromboembolism is considered, then anticoagulation and after that attempts at restoration of rhythm can be made.

In brief: Rate control
Initially, controlling heart rate and symptoms are essential.
Once chronicity and risk of thromboembolism is considered, then anticoagulation and after that attempts at restoration of rhythm can be made.
Dr. Nassir Azimi
Dr. Nassir Azimi
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Dr. Barry Bellovin
Attempts to restore or maintain a normal rhythm are often helpful, but are not required in every case, especially if you're not having any symptoms from the AF.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Rate control
Medication is given acutely to control the heart rate.
Anticoagulation is next. A search for underlying heart disease and causes of af is next. Further plans depend on the above.

In brief: Rate control
Medication is given acutely to control the heart rate.
Anticoagulation is next. A search for underlying heart disease and causes of af is next. Further plans depend on the above.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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