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Table 1 Clinical scenarios presented in survey

From: Variation in practice patterns among specialties in the acute management of atrial fibrillation

Scenario Age Type AF Duration of symptoms CHADS2 Score On warfarin
1 56 New <48 hours Low No
2 78 New < 48 hours High No
3 50 New ≥ 48 hours Low No
4 77 New ≥ 48 hours High No
5 54 Paroxysmal < 48 hours Low No
6 76 Paroxysmal < 48 hours High Yes
7 82 Chronic < 48 hours High Yes
  1. NOTE: All patients had normal kidney function, no history of structural heart disease, recent negative stress test, no contraindications to anticoagulation, and were not taking any previous cardiac medications.
  2. Low CHADS2 score ≤ 1. Abbreviation: AF atrial fibrillation.