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Cardioversion and ablation strategies for atrial fibrillation

Cardioversion and ablation strategies for atrial fibrillation

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Time to Complete

1.00 hour


September 2, 2016


November 14, 2017

Programme Description

Dr Rajiv Sankaranarayanan describes how a rhythm control approach is used to manage atrial fibrillation. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include the appropriate use of chemical and electrical cardioversion, and when left atrial ablation strategies are deployed.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Understand how to use a rhythm control strategy for atrial fibrillation
  • Categorise chemical and electrical cardioversion
  • Appreciate the dosing regimens for anti-arrhythmics
  • Recognise when anticoagulants such as warfarin and NOACs are necessary
  • Discern when left atrial ablation is required
  • Identify when management with ‘pace and ablate’ is appropriate
  • Authors

    Activity and test authors
    Dr Rajiv Sankaranarayanan
    Cardiology Specialist Registrar in Electrophysiology
    University Hospitals South Manchester
    and Honorary Research Fellow
    University of Manchester

    Dr Joel Arunab Chatterjee
    Foundation Doctor (FY2)
    Manchester Royal Infirmary


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credit (1 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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