Clinical scores for outcomes of rhythm control or arrhythmia progression in patients with atrial fibrillation: a systematic review

Hai Deng, Ying Bai, Alena Shantsila, Laurent Fauchier, Tatjana S. Potpara, Gregory Y. H. Lip

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Abstract

Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) are commonly managed with rhythm control strategy, but the natural history of this common arrhythmia leads itself to progression from paroxysmal to persistent or permanent AF, and recurrences are evident despite rhythm control treatments using cardioversion or catheter ablation. Numerous clinical factors have been associated with outcomes of rhythm control or arrhythmia progression in patients with AF. The more common factors have been used to formulate risk stratification scores, to help predict the outcomes of rhythm control treatments or AF progression. This review article provides an overview on the published clinical risk scores related to outcomes of rhythm control strategy or AF progression.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)813–823
JournalClinical Research in Cardiology
Volume106
Issue number10
Early online date30 May 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017

Keywords

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Rhythm control
  • Cardioversion
  • Catheter ablation

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