Podcast #64: Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation - The Emergency Medical Minute

Podcast #64: Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation

Run Time: 6 minutes6e2159a4-79cb-42cc-bd99-0fa34130ca41

Author: Dr. Peter Bakes

Educational Pearls:

  • Causes of new onset of atrial fibrillation can be remember by the acronym ATRIAL FIB.
  • A-alcohol
  • T-Thyroid disease
  • R-Rheumatic heart disease
  • A-atrial myxoma
  • L-Lung processes (PE, PNA, COPD)
  • F-pheochromocytoma (it’s phonetic, don’t judge.)
  • I-idiopathic
  • B-blood condition (HTN)
  • Anticoagulate the patient if they are a 2 or more in the CHADS2 score.

References:  http://www.uptodate.com/contents/paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation



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