Publisher: Royal College of Physicians 2006
The guideline covers aspects of diagnosis and the management of atrial fibrillation (AF) in a number of different circumstances. It covers paroxysmal, persistent and permanent AF, considers AF developing after surgical procedures, and offers advice on haemodynamically unstable AF. Many of the recommendations relate to control of AF and the important decision of whether to attempt to restore sinus rhythm or concentrate on control of the heart rate.
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