Activation of the hemostatic mechanism after pharmacological cardioversion of acute nonvalvular atrial fibrillation

Luigi Oltrona, Marco Broccolino, Piera A. Merlini, Alessandra Spinola, Antonio Pezzano, Pier M. Mannucci

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Abstract

Background: Given that the restoration of sinus rhythm after chronic atrial fibrillation is associated with embolic events, anticoagulation is prescribed before and after pharmacological and electrical cardioversion. However, the need for anticoagulation in patients with acute atrial fibrillation (lasting

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2003-2006
Number of pages4
JournalCirculation
Volume95
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Apr 15 1997

Keywords

  • cardioversion
  • coagulation
  • fibrillation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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