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Trends in the Management of Atrial Fibrillation: A Neurologistís Perspective.

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.  

Credits: Fawzi Abukhalil; Aakash Bodhit; Peter Y Cai; Saeed Ansari; Spandana Thenkabail; Sarah Ganji; Pradeepan Saravanapavan; Chandana Chandra Shekhar; Michael F Waters; Thomas M Beaver; Vishnumurthy Shushrutha Hedna

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