Long-term management goals of patients with AF include reducing the likelihood of AF recurrence, reducing AF-related symptoms, achieving control of ventricular rate, and reducing stroke risk. Management strategies for patients with AF include reducing CV risk factors (eg, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, valve dysfunction) and treating underlying conditions that may trigger AF (eg, hyperthyroidism, obstructive sleep apnea), continued anticoagulation therapy, and continued antiarrhythmic medications.
Long-term management goals for patients with AF usually do not include pharmacologic or direct-current cardioversion, which are management strategies for new-onset AF.
Long-term management goals of patients with AF usually do not include stress-relieving activities.
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Cite this: Sandeep K. Goyal. Fast Five Quiz: Clinical Management of Atrial Fibrillation - Medscape - Mar 13, 2023.