New onset of atrial fibrillation in the hospitalized patient


Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common dysrhythmia that clinicians often encounter while caring for hospitalized patients. Although many patients will have carried a diagnosis of AF prior to hospital admission, this review will pertain to patients for whom a first documented episode of AF occurs during hospitalization. Journal of Hospital Medicine 2013;8:154–158. © 2013 Society of Hospital Medicine

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