Webinar: Atrial Fibrillation

Professor Ralph Stewart, a cardiologist at Auckland City Hospital and the Auckland Heart Group and Honorary Professor of Medicine at the University of Auckland discussed the management of 3 common presentations with atrial fibrillation:

  1. A patient who presents acutely with rapid irregular palpitations.
  2. A patient who gives a history of palpitations who is currently well in sinus rhythm.
  3. A patient who is asymptomatic but is found to have an irregular pulse.

For each of these situations, discussion focusssed on:

  • Diagnosis and investigation
  • Acute management
  • Indications for referral
  • Management of heart rhythm (cardioversion and antiarrhythmic drugs), and heart rate.
  • When are oral anticoagulants indicated to reduce the risk of stroke
  • When are anticoagulants not indicated
  • The importance of individualising care


Wednesday 24 May 2017. 7.30pm - 8.45pm



Prof Ralph Stewart

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This presentation is intended for qualified health practitioners professional development and should not be relied upon for any other purpose. Any opinions offered are those of the presenter or other speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of Goodfellow Unit.

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