Is rhythm control superior to rate control in patients with atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure?

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Journal Article

In 1,009 patients with atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure, the 2-year mortality rate was 31% in patients treated with rate control (n = 505) versus 29% in patients treated with rhythm control (n = 504). After adjusting for differences in baseline characteristics and medications, no significant difference in mortality was found between the 2 groups.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Al-Khatib, SM; Shaw, LK; Lee, KL; O'Connor, C; Califf, RM

Published Date

  • September 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 94 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 797 - 800

PubMed ID

  • 15374794

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15374794

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-1913

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9149

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.amjcard.2004.06.009

Language

  • eng