Charts will be periodically updated. Can J Cardiol ; 27 1: Go to the full text of the article online, then click on CFPlus in the menu at the top right-hand side of the page. Dronedarone has received increased attention as a novel agent for the treatment of arrhythmias in the hope of finding a safer alternative to amiodarone therapy. November 27 Epub ahead of print.

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Amiodarone does not require dosage adjustment in deition dysfunction, as it is hepatically metabolized. Optimal treatment strategy for patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: His past medical history is relevant for mild stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPDtreated with tiotropium once daily and salbutamol as required.

Lenient versus strict rate control in patients with atrial fibrillation. We have attempted to provide value for the lowest cost possible that allows for ongoing maintenance and development of rxfiles 9th edition information. Kumana et al, 8 Use might be considered in patients with paroxysmal or persistent AF for rhythm control if no contraindications are present, or as add-on therapy for inadequate rate control. De Denus et al, 7 A comparison of rate control and rxfiles 9th edition control in patients with recurrent persistent atrial fibrillation.


A fast-acting atrioventricular nodal blocking agent such as metoprolol should be used in conjunction to prevent concealed conduction that can progress to ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation. The objective of this article is to discuss rate- and rhythm-control strategies with the goal of assisting physicians and patients in making informed decisions.

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol ; 21 6: Efficacy and safety of catheter ablation versus antiarrhythmic drugs for atrial fibrillation: This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health; Editiob from Gillis et exfiles 1 and Jin and Kosar 4. This update includes all the charts in the 9th edition comparison chart book.

A Rate control; B Rhythm control. His diltiazem is discontinued and replaced with metoprolol to rxfiles 9th edition both his HF and rate control. J Am Coll Cardiol ; 41 The discussion below will highlight important treatment considerations.

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Rate vs rhythm control in patients with atrial fibrillation: First-time administration requires observation and is usually performed by a cardiologist. RxFiles and contributing authors do not have any commercial competing interests.

Jin M, Kosar L. Lancet ; Consider referral to a cardiologist for radiofrequency catheter rxfiles 9th edition RFCA as a treatment option in symptomatic patients who are refractory or intolerant to antiarrhythmics. Algorithms for AF treatment strategies based on patient-specific factors such as comorbid conditions are provided in Figure 1 4 rate control and Figure 2 4 rhythm control.


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Data from Gillis et al 1 and Sanoski and Bauman. Other calcium channel blockers amlodipine, nifedipine, and felodipine are rxfiles 9th edition appropriate, as this is not their main mechanism of action. Heart ; 95 Please review our privacy policy.

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Determine the type of AF paroxysmal, persistent, or permanent Newly diagnosed AF usually falls within the categories of paroxysmal or persistent AF Table 1.

Open in a separate window. The following step-wise approach can be used to tailor rate or rhythm control for new-onset AF. Eur Heart J