AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program: Atrial Fibrillation

The latest research findings comparing treatment options for atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm problem, are now available in a podcast from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Atrial fibrillation affects more than 2 million Americans and is responsible for almost $16 billion in additional costs to the United States health care system each year.

The podcast features study author Sana Al-Khatib, M.D., M.H.S., an electrophysiologist at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Al-Katib summarizes the key clinical implications of AHRQ's comparative effectiveness research report, titled Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation, which compares treatment options for rate control and rhythm control, including medications compared to procedures. 

Clck here for the podcast.