TITLE

Rate control was more cost-effective than rhythm control in persistent atrial fibrillation

PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2005, Vol. 142 Issue 2, p53
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article cites a study which examines the cost-effectiveness of rate control over rhythm control for reducing cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation. The study was published in the 2004 issue of "European Heart Journal." Five-hundred and twenty two patients who had recurrent persistent atrial fibrillation or flutter, 1 to 2 electrical cardioversions during the previous 2 years, and no contraindications to oral anti-coagulation were examined. The study concluded that in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation, rate control was more cost-effective than rhythm control for reducing cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.
ACCESSION #
16486604

 

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