A medical student is working with a 61-year-old male client in the hospital who has presented with a new onset of atrial fibrillation. Which of the following courses of treatment will the student most likely expect the attending physician to initiate?
A. Diuretics, total bed rest, and cardioversion if necessary
B. Anticoagulants and beta-blockers to control rate
C. Immediate cardioversion followed by surgery to correct the atrial defect
D. Antihypertensives and constant cardiac monitoring in a high acuity unit