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  1. False. There is no evidence that a rhythm control strategy is generally superior to a rate control strategy.1 2 The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommends consideration of rhythm control in the following patient groups: the symptomatic; those aged <65 years; those with a first presentation of lone atrial fibrillation (AF; see definition in 1d); those with AF secondary to a treated precipitant; those with congestive cardiac failure.

  2. False. Most AF-related mortality …

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