[Advantages of restoration and maintenance of sinus rhythm in middle aged patients with atrial fibrillation and chronic heart failure].

@article{Kanorskii2006AdvantagesOR,
  title={[Advantages of restoration and maintenance of sinus rhythm in middle aged patients with atrial fibrillation and chronic heart failure].},
  author={S. G. Kanorskii and O A Kruchinova and K. B. Zingilevskii},
  journal={Kardiologiia},
  year={2006},
  volume={46 9},
  pages={31-5}
}
Patients (n=223, age 47-64 years) with persistent nonvalvular atrial fibrillation and functional class II-III chronic heart failure were treated for 2 years with aims of sinus rhythm control (n=113, strategy 1) or slowing of heart rate (n=110, strategy 2). Strategy 1 compared with strategy 2 was associated with lower total (11.5 and 22.7%; respectively, p<0.05), and cardiovascular (9.7 and 20%, respectively; p<0.05) mortality, as well as ischemic stroke rate (13.3 and 25.5%,respectively; p<0.05… CONTINUE READING