Acute treatment of atrial fibrillation: why and when to maintain sinus rhythm.

@article{Waktare1998AcuteTO,
  title={Acute treatment of atrial fibrillation: why and when to maintain sinus rhythm.},
  author={Johan E.P. Waktare and A. John Camm},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={81 5A},
  pages={
          3C-15C
        }
}
Although not usually immediately life threatening, atrial fibrillation (AFib) poses a significant long-term risk to health. The best-documented and probably largest long-term risk in this condition is from thromboembolic complications, but this has been shown to be largely overcome by moderate intensity anticoagulation. In addition, however, AFib has significant detrimental effects on exercise capacity and overall quality of life, can cause or exacerbate heart failure, and imposes significant… CONTINUE READING
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