Betabloccanti in pazienti con scompenso cardiaco e fibrillazione atriale = [Betablockers in patients with heart failure and atrial fibrillation]

Pellicori, P. and Costanzo, P. (2015) Betabloccanti in pazienti con scompenso cardiaco e fibrillazione atriale = [Betablockers in patients with heart failure and atrial fibrillation]. Giornale italiano di cardiologia, 16(11), pp. 613-616. (doi:10.1714/2066.22428) (PMID:26571474)

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Abstract

A recent individual patient data meta-analysis has shown that beta-blockers reduce mortality in patients with heart failure and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (HFrEF) who are in sinus rhythm but not in those who are in atrial fibrillation. Similar results applied also to cardiovascular death or first hospitalization for heart failure. The European Society of Cardiology guidelines recommend beta-blockers in patients with HFrEF regardless of baseline rhythm. However, despite improving symptoms, the prognostic benefits of beta-blockers have now been questioned by these authors in patients with HFrEF and atrial fibrillation. In this review we comment the findings of this study.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pellicori, Dr Pierpaolo
Authors: Pellicori, P., and Costanzo, P.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Robertson Centre
Journal Name:Giornale italiano di cardiologia
Publisher:Cepi
ISSN:1827-6806

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