Treating ICU patients for A-fib can be successful, study finds

10/18/2013 | Anesthesiology News (free registration)

Treating ICU patients for acute atrial fibrillation resulted in 88% converting to normal sinus rhythm by hospital discharge, according to research from St. Louis University School of Medicine. The study, presented at the SCCM annual meeting, found 77% of patients needed two or three medications to resolve their A-fib, highlighting the difficulty in treating it, but that 49% had the condition resolve in the ICU.

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