What is the initial physical exam for atrial fibrillation (Afib) (AF)?

Updated: Nov 18, 2019
  • Author: Lawrence Rosenthal, MD, PhD, FACC, FHRS; Chief Editor: Jeffrey N Rottman, MD  more...
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Physical examination always begins with airway, breathing, and circulation (ABCs) and vital signs, as these guide the pace of the intervention. The physical examination also provides information on underlying causes and sequelae of atrial fibrillation.


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