Beta-blockers prevent subacute recurrences of persistent atrial fibrillation only in patients with hypertension.

@article{Noord2004BetablockersPS,
  title={Beta-blockers prevent subacute recurrences of persistent atrial fibrillation only in patients with hypertension.},
  author={Trudeke Van Noord and Robert G. Tieleman and Hans A. Bosker and Tsjerk Kingma and D. J. Van Veldhuisen and Harry J. G. M. Crijns and Isabelle C. van Gelder},
  journal={Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={343-50}
}
AIM Differential drug treatment guided by the underlying heart disease may improve outcome of rhythm control therapy. In the present study we investigated in a well-defined group with either lone atrial fibrillation (AF) or hypertension whether there were differences in rhythm control outcome between both groups in relation to the use of cardiovascular drugs. METHODS AND RESULTS One hundred sixty-two patients were included after successful cardioversion of persistent AF. None of the patients… CONTINUE READING