What is the role of an abdominal exam for atrial fibrillation (Afib) (AF)?

Updated: Apr 09, 2019
  • Author: Lawrence Rosenthal, MD, PhD, FACC, FHRS; Chief Editor: Jeffrey N Rottman, MD  more...
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The presence of ascites, hepatomegaly, or hepatic capsular tenderness suggests right ventricular failure or intrinsic liver disease. Left upper quadrant pain may suggest splenic infarct from peripheral embolization.


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