Atrial Fib Case Study

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Atrial Fib: In atrial fibrillation, the atrial rhythm and ventricular rhythms are irregular. The atrial rhythm is greater than 400 beats/minute. The atrial activity looks erratic and irregular. Causes of Atrial fibrillation include COPD, heart failure (which EM has),hyrotoxicosis, constrictive pericarditis, ischemic heart disease, sepsis, pulmonary embolus, rheumatic heart disease, hypertension, mitral stenosis, atrial irritation, or complication of coronary bypass or valve replacement surgery. If a patients condition is stable, treatment includes drug therapy that may commonly include calcium channel blockers, and beta blockers. It may also include anticoagulation therapy, such as the Coumadin that EM is currently taking. EM is also taking

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