Atrial fibrillation is the number-one sustained cardiac arrhythmia—do you know how to properly treat someone with this condition?
You will if you attend Tuesday’s session “Atrial Fibrillation Update 2015: Don’t Miss a Beat,” given by Corey M. Slovis, MD, FACEP, professor and chairman of the department of emergency medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.
Dr. Slovis plans to discuss the nonacute risks that atrial fibrillation patients have—namely, stroke—and how they tie into the need for anticoagulation therapy. His session will focus on the CHA2DS2VASC score, which is a simplified scoring system to assess if a patient with atrial fibrillation requires anticoagulation therapy when leaving the ED. The scoring system includes factors such as heart failure, age, and hypertension history.