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EKG Confusion about the managment of Atrial Fibrillation

I was going through atrial fibrillation, I had read cardioversion immediately if less then 48 hrs, but rate control and anticoagulate if more than 48 hrs, but the chart given in Kaplan note for it says immediate cardioversion if more than 48 hrs and vice versa, did I understand it correctly or some sort of printing mistake.

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I was going through atrial fibrillation, I had read cardioversion immediately if less then 48 hrs, but rate control and anticoagulate if more than 48 hrs, but the chart given in Kaplan note for it says immediate cardioversion if more than 48 hrs and vice versa, did I understand it correctly or some sort of printing mistake.

Can anyone clarify ?
Yes you are very right about the management for acute A.Fib go for cardioversion after rate control , and for chronic A.Fib go for rate control and anticoagulate . I had the vary same problem when i was preparing for my step 2 CK , its written opposite in Kaplan .
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