Weakening Of Control Heart Rhythm – Part 2 of 3
So “It’s really been a long-standing belief that having a lower heart rate for atrial fibrillation patients was associated with less symptoms and with better long-term clinical outcomes and cardiac function,” said Dr Gregg C Fonarow, a professor of cardiology at the University of California Los Angeles. “But that was not discussed to a prospective, randomized trial”.
Patients suffering from symptoms of rapid enthusiasm rate will still need treatment, and the long-term effects of persistent arrhythmias on the ventricles are still of concern, Dr L Samuel Wann, chair of the focused-update writing group, said in a news let go from the heart organizations.
The updated recommendations are reported in the Dec 20, 2010 online edition and the Jan 4, 2011 print issue of the journal Circulation. They will also be published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and HeartRhythm. The will of the update is to get new findings incorporated into patient care as quickly as possible.