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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 255-264

Trends in the management of atrial fibrillation: A neurologist's perspective


1 Department of Vascular Neurology, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
2 Department of Neuro-Radiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
3 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

Correspondence Address:
Vishnumurthy Shushrutha Hedna
Department of Neurology, University of Florida, Gainesville
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-3583.102690

PMID: 23233767

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Cardiac embolism, primarily from atrial fibrillation (AF), is implicated in a quarter of all ischemic strokes. In the setting of AF, contraindications to traditional therapies can create a clinical dilemma when choosing an agent for secondary stroke prophylaxis. Newer horizons in the medical and surgical management of AF have helped us choose from a wide variety of available therapies, the best possible management. In this article, we review the current trends in AF management including newer oral anticoagulants as well as surgical devices from a neurologist's view.


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