Arrythmias: Evidence-based Guidelines for Identification, Management and Documentation
In 2010, atrial fibrillation was estimated to affect 33.5 million people worldwide, with approximately 5 million new cases diagnosed annually. It is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, and up to 90% of atrial fibrillation episodes may not cause symptoms. Most patients with atrial fibrillation/flutter have a secondary prothrombotic or hypercoagulable state, primarily due to the presence of atrial fibrillation/flutter. The exceptions are a very small percentage of patients without any known risk factors and those with a CHA2DS2-VASc score of zero.
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This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, coders and other health care professionals interested in the care of individuals with cardiac arrhythmias.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Recognize the significance of arrhythmias Identify the diagnostic criteria for arrhythmias.
- Document clinical evidence to support arrhythmia diagnoses.
- Recognize the link between atrial fibrillation/flutter and a secondary hypercoagulable state.
- Diagnose and document arrhythmias and a secondary hypercoagulable state.
Robin Eickhoff, MD, MPH, CPC
Senior Medical Director
QRA Education, Wellmed Medical Group
San Antonio, TX
About the presenter
Robin Eickhoff, MD, MPH, CPC completed her undergraduate degree at San Diego State University. She earned her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and her Master of Public Health from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, LA.
Dr. Eickhoff is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. She is a member of the Texas Academy of Family Practice as well as the Bexar County Medical Society. In addition, Dr. Eickhoff served over 3 years as a flight surgeon in the United States Air Force while stationed at Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, TX.
Sarah Chart, RN
Eden Prairie, MN
Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Eden Prairie, MN
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