Emphasize Daily Adherence With the New Oral Anticoagulants After Cardioversion

    We're getting questions about which anticoagulant to use in atrial fib patients who need cardioversion.

   Most of these patients will get an anticoagulant for at least 3 weeks before cardioversion to reduce stroke risk...unless an echo has ruled out a left atrial thrombus.

   Choose an agent based on immediate and long-term anticoag needs.

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