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Prevention of thromboembolism in patients with atrial fibrillation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8950055     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
New insights into atrial physiology based on observations using transesophageal echocardiography are presented. The approach to anticoagulation of patients with both acute and chronic atrial fibrillation is reviewed within the context of the results of the major multicenter trials. These have provided some useful risk stratification guidelines for therapy. Presently available data suggest that the role of transesophageal echocardiography as a precardioversion screen is promising but requires further definition through clinical trials.
I S Cohen; M D Ezekowitz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology clinics     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0733-8651     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Clin     Publication Date:  1996 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-03-14     Completed Date:  1997-03-14     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8300331     Medline TA:  Cardiol Clin     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  537-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anticoagulants / administration & dosage
Aspirin / administration & dosage
Atrial Fibrillation / complications*
Clinical Trials as Topic
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Electric Countershock
Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors / administration & dosage
Thromboembolism / etiology,  prevention & control*,  ultrasonography
Warfarin / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anticoagulants; 0/Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors; 50-78-2/Aspirin; 81-81-2/Warfarin

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