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CPD Case study: Atrial fibrillation

Case study: Atrial fibrillation

Publication date: Wednesday, 08 November 2017
Contributor(s): Jeremy Bray

This case study describes the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation (AF) in a 70-year old obese male who was referred for cardiac assessment after developing shortness of breath, which had worsened progressively over the previous three months.  The case study highlights the role of thromboembolic risk reduction which is the cornerstone of AF management and which can only be achieved with proper anticoagulation.

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Category: Case Study
Edition: Volume 1, Number 4, BJPCN Online 2016
Contributor(s): Jeremy Bray

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