Comparison of rate and rhythm control in hypertension patients with atrial fibrillation


Yildiz A., Yigit Z., Okcun B., BASKURT M., Ortak K., Kaya A., ...More

CIRCULATION JOURNAL, vol.72, no.5, pp.705-708, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 72 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1253/circj.72.705
  • Journal Name: CIRCULATION JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.705-708
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a very common cardiac arrhythmia, and is associated with an increased mortality in patients with hypertension. Whether the best therapeutic approach for these patients is to restore sinus rhythm (SR) or to adequately control the ventricular rate is still controversial. The aim of this study is to compare both strategies in patients with hypertension.