Title

Trends in the management of atrial fibrillation: A neurologist's perspective

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Cardiac embolism, primarily from atrial fibrillation (AF), is implicated in a quarter of all ischemic strokes. In the setting of AF, contraindications to traditional therapies can create a clinical dilemma when choosing an agent for secondary stroke prophylaxis. Newer horizons in the medical and surgical management of AF have helped us choose from a wide variety of available therapies, the best possible management. In this article, we review the current trends in AF management including newer oral anticoagulants as well as surgical devices from a neurologist's view.

Keywords

Anticoagulation, atrial fibrillation, atriclip, reversal of anticoagulation

Publication Date

10-1-2012

Publication Title

Journal of cardiovascular disease research

ISSN

0975-3583

Volume

3

Issue

4

First Page

255

Last Page

64

PubMed ID

23233767

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.4103/0975-3583.102690

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