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The role of echocardiography in the management of atrial fibrillation.
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PMID:  21998467     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia in clinical practice and is associated with significant mortality and morbidity due to stroke. Echocardiography plays a critical role in defining the clinical context of the arrhythmia and guiding management. Transoesophageal echocardiography is used to exclude intracardiac thrombus to facilitate early cardioversion. Emerging technologies such as catheter ablation and left atrial appendage occlusion have expanded the role of echocardiography such that it is essential to achieve a high standard of cardiac imaging to optimize patient outcomes.
Richard Wheeler; Navroz D Masani
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1532-2114     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100890618     Medline TA:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  i33-i38     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4XW, UK.
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