New research suggests that even a short time spent in atrial fibrillation increases thromboembolic risk nearly 5-fold.
Payal Kohli, MD
This first episode of arrhythmia occurs after completion of a customary 4-mile run. HR: 172 beats/min. View ECG here.
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