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Published on 16 July 2007

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No post-cardioversion gain from ARB


Treatment with an angiotensin II receptor type I blocker (ARB) before and after electrical cardioversion does not reduce recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF), results of a randomised, placebo-controlled trial indicate.

Patients with persistent AF are usually treated using a “rhythm-control” strategy with electrical cardioversion used to restore sinus rhythm, explained Dr Arnljot Tveit of Asker and B

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