Many A-fib patients undertreated, study finds

03/17/2013 | Reuters

A study of 10,061 atrial fibrillation patients treated in 2010 and 2011 found that 68% received drugs to help regulate heart rates and 32% were given treatments designed to control heart rhythms. Data also showed that 1 in 4 patients were not given anticoagulants to reduce their long-term stroke risk. "Many patients out there that aren't treated probably should be treated," the study's lead researcher said.

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