Letters The atrial fibrillation story

Seek referral to a heart rhythm specialist for atrial fibrillation

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e4318 (Published 25 June 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e4318
  1. Richard J Schilling, professor of cardiology and electrophysiology1
  2. On behalf of John Camm, Greg Lip, Andrew Grace, Matthew Fay, Adam Fitzpatrick, Andreas Wolff, and Trudie Lobban
  1. 1Arrhythmia Alliance, Stratford upon Avon CV37 8YL, UK
  1. richard.schilling{at}bartshealth.nhs.uk

Delamothe’s article on improvements in care for atrial fibrillation was ill informed and misleading.1 The attention now given to cardiac arrhythmias has been the result of at least 10 years’ hard work and pre-dated any interest by drug companies in the problem. Outrage expressed by patients that arrhythmia was completely ignored by …

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