Patients slated for cardioversion for atrial fibrillation and who are on a DOAC may not need to undergo the routine practice of transesophageal echocardiography (TOE) before the procedure, say Australian researchers. Skipping the invasive diagnostic assessment could save hospitals thousands of dollars each year while reducing patient exposure to the small but well recognised risks ...
Some cardioversion patients could skip TOE
By Sunalie Silva
12 Oct 2017