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Digitalis: a dangerous drug in atrial fibrillation? An analysis of the SPORTIF III and V data
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    Digitalis in atrial fibrillation: not the best friend nor the worst foe.
    • Luca Testa, research/interventional fellow
    • Other Contributors:
      • Ravinay Bhindi and Adrian P Banning

    Dear Editor,

    We have carefully read the article by Gjesdal et al [1] showing the result of an exploratory analysis pooling data from the SPORTIF III and V trials [2,3]. By means of a Cox proportional hazard analysis the authors concluded that the use of digitalis may increase mortality.
    Although we acknowledge the merit of this manuscript, in our opinion some points deserve further elucidation....

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