How is atrial fibrillation (Afib) managed in patients with aortic stenosis (AS)?

Updated: May 07, 2019
  • Author: Xiushui (Mike) Ren, MD; Chief Editor: Terrence X O'Brien, MD, MS, FACC  more...
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Atrial fibrillation in the setting of aortic stenosis is considered a medical emergency, and sinus rhythm should be restored urgently in patients who are hemodynamically unstable. Associated symptoms also should be treated urgently.


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