Rate and Rhythm Control Medications for Atrial Fibrillation: Do Adverse Effects Outweigh Benefits?
Review TypeAbstract Review Only: Reviewed by Event Host
Repository Posting Date2019-01-08T20:35:18Z
Author DetailsKelly T. Gleason, PhD, RN, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Hae-Ra Han, PhD, RN, FAAN, School of Nursing, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Laura Samuel, PhD, RN, ANP, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Cheryl R. Dennison Himmelfarb, PhD, RN, ANP, FAAN, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Lead Author Sigma AffliationNu Beta
Level of EvidenceN/A
Guidelines for managing atrial fibrillation currently recommend rhythm and rate control for individuals who report bothersome symptoms of atrial fibrillation. However, rate control and rhythm control medication often cause adverse effects, including dizziness and fatigue. Do these adverse effects outweigh the positive effects of sinus rhythm and rate control?
DescriptionLeadership Connection 2018: Transformative Nursing Leadership, September 15-18, 2018. Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Conference NameLeadership Connection 2018
Conference HostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference LocationIndianapolis, Indiana, USA
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