How frequently do postcardioversion thromboembolic events complicate atrial flutter (AFL)?

Updated: Nov 18, 2019
  • Author: Lawrence Rosenthal, MD, PhD, FACC, FHRS; Chief Editor: Jeffrey N Rottman, MD  more...
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Postcardioversion thromboembolic events can complicate as many as 7.3% of procedures in patients who are not anticoagulated. These events typically occur within 3 days after cardioversion; almost all occur within 10 days after cardioversion. [23]


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