Identify and document the four clinical types of atrial fibrillation. ... Atrial fibrillation (afib) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, and its coding and documentation implications are numerous.
Patients who have both chronic kidney disease and atrial fibrillation are at higher risk of stroke, thromboembolism and bleeding, a new study found. ... Researchers collected data on all patients discharged from Danish hospitals with a diagnosis of
A 56-year-old man is evaluated in the hospital for paroxysmal episodes of atrial fibrillation. ... She has hypotension and pulmonary edema in the setting of rapid atrial fibrillation.
In atrial fibrillation patients, apixaban before cardioversion appears to be as safe as warfarin, a new study found. ... Eligible patients had documented atrial fibrillation (AF). They also had at least 1 stroke risk factor.
She has nonvalvular atrial fibrillation and is receiving long-term warfarin, without a history of bleeding complications. ... The remainder of the examination is normal. An electrocardiogram demonstrates atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response
Atrial fibrillation appears to be a risk factor for myocardial infarction, a new study found. ... While it's known that myocardial infarction (MI) is a risk factor for atrial fibrillation (AF), researchers sought to determine if the reverse was true.
Out of the 1,345,270 patients included, 18.2% (n=244,488) had atrial fibrillation. ... The presence of atrial fibrillation was also associated with higher costs and longer length of stay.
The anticoagulant rivaroxaban (Xarelto) was approved last week for a new indication—reducing the risk of stroke in patients who have non-valvular atrial fibrillation. ... For atrial fibrillation, the drug should be taken one time a day with the evening
The cost and rate of hospitalizations for atrial fibrillation (AF) increased significantly between 2000 and 2010, but the mortality associated with the hospitalizations decreased over the decade, a new study found.
Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of cardiac arrhythmia, affecting nearly 2.6 million Americans. ... 2. Obtain consensus from key stakeholders to catalyze action to improve the treatment of atrial fibrillation and prevention of stroke.