ECGs for Afib may lead to preventive interventions

10/31/2012 | MedPage Today

An electrocardiogram can show measures that predict outcomes for patients with atrial fibrillation and potentially lead to interventions that alter clinical courses, Dr. Jason Andrade of the Montreal Heart Institute told the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress. The study found a higher baseline heart rate in sinus rhythm was linked to a higher risk of cardiovascular and all-cause death.

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