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Rhythm control strategies for “symptomatic” persistent atrial fibrillation: is achieving sinus rhythm enough?
  1. T R Betts
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Timothy R Betts
    Department of Cardiology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU, UK; tim.betts{at}orh.nhs.uk

Abstract

A significant proportion of symptomatic patients who undergo DC cardioversion for persistent atrial fibrillation are unable to correctly perceive their rhythm shortly afterwards. Restoration of sinus rhythm does not necessarily result in improvement in symptoms

  • atrial fibrillation
  • cardioversion

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Footnotes

  • Published Online First 27 April 2006

  • Conflicts of interest: none

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