Rate control and clinical outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation and obstructive lung disease

Rate-control medications are considered first-line treatments for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). However, obstructive lung disease (OLD), a condition prevalent in AF, often makes it difficult to use those medications due to the lack of studies on new-onset AF in patients with OLD.
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Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: Clinica Chimica Acta - Category: Laboratory Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
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Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research
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Source: Acta Cardiologica - Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research
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Source: Herzschrittmachertherapie und Elektrophysiologie - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: Internal and Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
Condition:   Atrial Fibrillation Intervention:   Other: Periods of Apnea Sponsors:   Weill Medical College of Cornell University;   Northwell Health Not yet recruiting
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Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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