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)?

Bottom-line:
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