Acute treatment of atrial fibrillation. Spontaneous conversion rates and cost of care

Joseph T. Dell'Orfano, Hemantkumar Patel, Deborah Wolbrette, Jerry C. Luck, Gerald Naccarelli

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Abstract

Acute treatment of atrial fibrillation is costly although spontaneous conversion rates are high. We reviewed 114 patients admitted to our inpatient service via the emergency department with a principal diagnosis of atrial fibrillation and found the spontaneous conversion rate was 50% in 48 hours, the average length of stay was 3.9 ± 5.2 days, and the average cost was $6,692 ± $4,928.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)788-790
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume83
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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