TITLE

Rhythm control and rate control did not differ for CV mortality in atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure

AUTHOR(S)
Cairns, John
PUB. DATE
October 2008
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;10/21/2008, Vol. 149 Issue 4, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a study that compared rhythm control with rate control for reducing cardiovascular (CV) mortality in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and congestive heart failure (CHF). The study was conducted by researchers D. Roy, M. Talajic and S. Nattel. Rate-control therapy included administering beta-blockers with digitalis to achieve target heart rates during a 6-minute walk test.
ACCESSION #
35395826

 

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