CCFP 105 Topics: Atrial Fibrillation
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Written By: Caleb Dusdal, FM PGY1 Calgary

Reviewed By: Kirstin Dawson, IM PGY1 - Ottawa

Objective One: In a patient who presents with new onset atrial fibrillation, look for an underlying cause

Objective Two: In a patient presenting with atrial fibrillation, look for haemodynamic instability, and intervene rapidly and appropriately to stabilize the patient.

Objective Three: In an individual presenting with chronic or paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, a.    Explore the need for anticoagulation based on the risk of stroke with the patient and b.    Periodically reassess the need for anticoagulation.

Objective Four: In patients with atrial fibrillation, when the decision has been made to use anticoagulation, institute the appropriate therapy and patient education, with a comprehensive follow-up plan.

Objective Five: In a stable patient with atrial fibrillation, identify the need for rate control.

Objective Six: In a stable patient with atrial fibrillation, arrange for rhythm correction when appropriate.


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