Effectiveness of early rhythm control in improving clinical outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Wengen Zhu, Zexuan Wu, Yugang Dong, Gregory Y. H. Lip & Chen Liu
Abstract Background Current guidelines recommend rhythm control for improving symptoms and quality of life in symptomatic patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). However, the long-term prognostic outcomes of rhythm control compared with rate control are still inconclusive. In this meta-analysis, we aimed to assess the effects of early rhythm control compared with rate control on clinical outcomes in newly diagnosed AF patients. Methods We systematically searched the PubMed and Embase databases up to August 2022 for...
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