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Rate and rhythm are important in critically ill patients

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 16 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:931
  1. Egbert Pravinkumar, lecturer (
  1. Academic Department of Intensive Care, Institute of Medical Sciences, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD

    EDITOR–The editorial by Boos et al reaffirms that rate control is not inferior to rhythm control in preventing death and morbidity due to cardiovascular causes in atrial fibrillation.1 However, this information should not be extrapolated …

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