Case 1: A 75-year-old woman with a history of obesity, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and hypertension (HTN) has an episode of atrial fibrillation (AF) during hospitalization for a bacterial pneumonia. The episode lasts for 3 days and then she spontaneously reverts to normal sinus rhythm.
Does she need anticoagulation? If so, for how long?
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