Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
For patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (AFib)^ how does medically attempting to restore/maintain sinus rhythm compare to rate control (and what should the target heart rate be)?

Patients with persistent Afib are more likely to benefit from rate control than rhythm control. Targeting resting heart rate to <80 does not appear necessary. Regardless of the treatment strategy^ anti-thrombotic therapy is central to management.

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Publication Date: 2013-12-9
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 16:03:15