Rate Control versus Rhythm Control for Atrial Fibrillation after Cardiac Surgery.

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The New England journal of medicine, ISSN: 1533-4406, Vol: 374, Issue: 20, Page: 1911-21

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2016
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27043047
DOI:
10.1056/nejmoa1602002
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PMC4908812
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NCT02132767
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Gillinov, A Marc; Bagiella, Emilia; Moskowitz, Alan J; Raiten, Jesse M; Groh, Mark A; Bowdish, Michael E; Ailawadi, Gorav; Kirkwood, Katherine A; Perrault, Louis P; Parides, Michael K; Smith, Robert L; Kern, John A; Dussault, Gladys; Hackmann, Amy E; Jeffries, Neal O; Miller, Marissa A; Taddei-Peters, Wendy C; Rose, Eric A; Weisel, Richard D; Williams, Deborah L; Mangusan, Ralph F; Argenziano, Michael; Moquete, Ellen G; O'Sullivan, Karen L; Pellerin, Michel; Shah, Kinjal J; Gammie, James S; Mayer, Mary Lou; Voisine, Pierre; Gelijns, Annetine C; O'Gara, Patrick T; Mack, Michael J; CTSN Show More Hide
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Atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery is associated with increased rates of death, complications, and hospitalizations. In patients with postoperative atrial fibrillation who are in stable condition, the best initial treatment strategy--heart-rate control or rhythm control--remains controversial.