By Steven S. Agabegi, Elizabeth D. Agabegi

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Diagnosis 1. Treatment (see Clinical Pearl 1-12) 1. Acute AFib in a hemodynamically unstable patient: Immediate electrical cardioversion to sinus rhythm 6/11/12 4:23 PM D ise a ses o f t h e C a r dio v a scu l a r S y stem l 25 CLINICAL PEARL 1-12 Diseases of the Cardiovascular System Cardioversion Versus Defibrillation Cardioversion • Delivery of a shock that is in synchrony with the QRS complex: Purpose is to terminate certain dysrhythmias such as PSVT or VT; an electric shock during T wave can cause Vfib, so the shock is timed not to hit the T wave.

Long-term amiodarone therapy is an alternative. Bradyarrhythmias Sinus Bradycardia • Sinus rate <60 bpm: Clinically significant when rate is persistently <45 bpm • Causes include ischemia, increased vagal tone, antiarrhythmic drugs; may be a normal finding in trained athletes • Can be asymptomatic; patients may complain of fatigue, inability to exercise, angina, or syncope • Atropine can elevate the sinus rate by blocking vagal stimulation to the sinoatrial node. A cardiac pacemaker may be required if bradycardia persists.

3. Chronic AFib a. , AFib in the absence of underlying heart disease or other cardiovascular risk factors) under age 60 do not require anticoagulation because they are at low risk for embolization (aspirin may be appropriate). • Treat all other patients with chronic anticoagulation (warfarin). Quick Hit The AFFIRM trial showed that rate control is superior to rhythm control in treatment of AFib. Quick Hit Risk of CVA in patients with AFib • Patients with “lone AFib”: 1%/yr • Patients with heart disease: 4%/yr Atrial Flutter A.

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