Atrial Fibrillation (cont.)
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Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) Follow-up
If patients have no other ongoing heart problems and medications succeed in controlling the patient's heart rate, the patient may be sent home from the emergency department. This is often done after consultation with the patient's doctor or cardiologist. Patients should follow-up with their health care professional within 48 hours.
If the heart rhythm does not convert to normal by itself, the patient may need electrical cardioversion, or defibrillation.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/3/2014
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