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Atrial fibrillation: antiarrhythmic therapy.
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PMID:  25234389     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and is associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and economic cost. Although the benefit of anticoagulation has been well described, control of the underlying rhythm disturbance can be achieved in various ways. Numerous therapeutic options exist and continue to be developed; however, the single best strategy has not been elucidated, and rate or rhythm controlling strategies may both be undertaken. The selection of particular agents to successfully achieve these strategies takes into account patient preference and comorbidity, as well as the efficacy and side effect profiles of the possible medications. This review discusses the evidence behind the various agents typically used to treat atrial fibrillation as well as provides a framework on which to make clinical decisions while initiating and continuing therapy.
Mitchell A Psotka; Byron K Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2014-07-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current problems in cardiology     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1535-6280     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Probl Cardiol     Publication Date:  2014 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-09-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701802     Medline TA:  Curr Probl Cardiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  351-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2014. Published by Elsevier Inc.
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