Review: Amiodarone is effective for converting atrial fibrillation to sinus rhythm

January 2004
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2004, Vol. 140 Issue 1, p6
Academic Journal
This article focuses on a study regarding effectiveness of amiodarone for conversion of atrial fibrillation (AF) to sinus rhythm, published in the 2003 issue of the journal "Archives of Internal Medicine." For this study, published and unpublished randomized or quasirandomized clinical trials were included if they compared amiodarone with placebo, digoxin, calcium-channel blockers, or no treatment in patients with AF of any cause or duration. 21 trials met the inclusion criteria. Data from 1930 of 2000 patients were included in the analysis. The study concluded that amiodarone is effective for conversion of AF to sinus rhythm.


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