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Q&A: Developing clinical definitions for atrial fibrillation

Q: Our facility is developing clinical definitions regarding types of atrial fibrillation (afib) given the specificity changes in ICD-10. Could you provide suggestions for these definitions? Do you think it is appropriate to query for persistent atrial fibrillation for the period of more than seven days and chronic afib sustained for more than 12 months Are you aware of any strategies other institutions are using when querying regarding afib?

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