atrial fibrillation, natural history
DISEASE INTERVENTION COMPARISON RESULTS
Am J Med. 2007 Apr;120(4):357-63 Cohorts
IN atrial fibrillation, natural history The Use of
associated risks, first atrial fibrillation as risk marker
As Prognostic Item
Is useful Than
no comparison here
To predict risk of coronary event after diagnosis of AF: 31 per 1000 person-years, 17% at 6 years
Scand Cardiovasc J. 2003 Dec;37(6):324-8 Randomized Controlled Trial
IN StudyID: Dahlin 2003, atrial fibrillation, natural history, frequency of recidive The Use of
electrical cardioversion, not followed by antiarrhythmics
As Treatment, Chronic
Is bad Than
no control
To maintain sinus rhythm at long-term: only 13% of patients at 1 year
Am J Med. 1995 May;98(5):476-84 Descriptive, propspective
IN StudyID: Krahn 1995, atrial fibrillation, natural history The Use of
incidence, aetiology, natural history: associated risk of death, stroke and heart failure
As Prognostic Item
Is useful Than
-
To Incidence rose with age, associated to ischemic heart disease, hypertension and otrher cardiac diseases. AF independently increased the risk for stroke (RR 2.07), congestive heart failure (RR 2.98) and total mortality (RR 1.31)
Acta Med Scand. 1988;223(1):53-9 Cohorts
IN StudyID: Lundstrom 1988, atrial fibrillation, natural history, frequency of recidive The Use of
serial electrical cardioversion, not followed by antiarrhythmics
As Treatment, Acute
Is good Than
no comparison
To converted and to mantain sinus rythm: 23% at 1 year, 16% at 2 years
Arch Intern Med. 1996 Dec 9-23;156(22):2585-92 Cohorts
IN StudyID: Van Gelder 1996, atrial fibrillation, natural history, frequency of recidive The Use of
serial electrical cardioversion, not followed by antiarrhythmics
As Treatment, Chronic
Is bad Than
no control
To maintain sinus rhythm: 42% and 27% of patients after 1 and 4 years, respectively