Article Text

PDF
Review: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers prevent atrial fibrillation

Statistics from Altmetric.com


 
 Q In patients with heart failure, vascular disease, hypertension, or electrical cardioversion for atrial fibrillation (AF), do angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) prevent the development or recurrence of AF?

Clinical impact ratings Internal medicine ★★★★★★☆ Cardiology ★★★★★★☆

METHODS

Embedded ImageData sources:

Medline and EMBASE/Excerpta Medica (from 1980), abstracts of scientific meetings (past 4 y), reference lists of relevant articles, and contact with authors of appropriate trials that did not publish AF outcomes.

Embedded ImageStudy selection and assessment:

randomised controlled trials (RCTs) with a parallel design, published in English, that compared an ACE inhibitor or ARB with placebo, no treatment, or an alternate …

View Full Text

Request permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.