What are the main treatment goals for patients with permanent atrial fibrillation (Afib) (AF)?

Updated: Nov 18, 2019
  • Author: Lawrence Rosenthal, MD, PhD, FACC, FHRS; Chief Editor: Jeffrey N Rottman, MD  more...
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Permanent AF is recognized as the accepted rhythm, and the main treatment goals are rate control and anticoagulation. Although it is possible to reverse the progression from paroxysmal to persistent and to long-standing persistent, this task can be challenging.

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