National trends in antiarrhythmic and antithrombotic medication use in atrial fibrillation.

BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia associated with significant medical complications. We examined trends in the medical therapy of atrial fibrillation in the United States from 1991 through 2000. METHODS Data from 1355 visits among patients with atrial fibrillation were obtained from the National Ambulatory Medical Care… CONTINUE READING