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

Cairns, John
October 2008
ACP Journal Club;10/21/2008, Vol. 149 Issue 4, p6
Academic Journal
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.


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