Drugs for atrial fibrillation

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7035.911b (Published 06 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:911

Measurement of the pulse deficit is unnecessary

  1. Tom Snow
  1. Consultant radiologist Royal Brisbane Hospital, Herston, Queensland 4029, Australia

    EDITOR,—In the article on drugs in atrial fibrillation a chart showing measurements of the pulse deficit is used to show the effect of digoxin.1 This perpetuates the myth that measurement of the pulse deficit is useful. The measurement is a normal part …

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