Effect of an irregular ventricular rhythm on cardiac output.

@article{Daoud1996EffectOA,
  title={Effect of an irregular ventricular rhythm on cardiac output.},
  author={Emile G Daoud and Raul Weiss and Marwan Bahu and B P Knight and Frank M Bogun and Rajiva Goyal and Mark Harvey and S. Adam Strickberger and Karen C. Man and Fred Morady And Frank Pelosid Morady},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1996},
  volume={78 12},
  pages={1433-6}
}
Impairment of cardiac function in atrial fibrillation has been attributed to loss of atrial contraction and to a rapid ventricular rate. The results of this study suggest that irregularity of the ventricular rhythm, independent of the ventricular rate, may also contribute to impairment of cardiac function during atrial fibrillation.