Congratulations to my colleague Dr Tim Williamson who has recently published two books related to Emergency Medicine.
Tim is an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Medical Education at the University of Leicester and Acute Care Common Stem Trainee in Emergency Medicine at the University Hospitals of Leicester.
Congratulations to my colleague Dr Adeel Chaudhary for publishing a BestBET on this topic in this month’s EMJ.
In (adults with recent-onset atrial fibrillation who are stable after successful cardioversion) is (immediate discharge) as safe as (admission for a period of further observation)?
Clinical Bottom Line
Stable patients with recent onset of atrial fibrillation after cardioversion and stroke risk stratification can be discharged home with adequate follow-up after a period of observation. Level 2 evidence, grade B recommendation.
Full article: (i) Can patients with recent-onset atrial fibrillation be discharged from the Emergency Department after successful cardioversion? Emerg Med J 2013;30:81-83, and (ii) on the BestBETs website.