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Catheter Ablation Versus Medical Rate Control in Atrial Fibrillation and Systolic Dysfunction – The CAMERA-MRI Study

CME/MOC Objective for This Article: After reading this article, the reader should be able to: 1) discuss the immediate, short-, and long-term treatment options for patients presenting with concurrent atrial fibrillation and systolic dysfunction; 2) compare the effectiveness of rate control compared to rhythm control strategies for the long-term management of persistent atrial fibrillation and otherwise unexplained systolic dysfunction; and 3) identify the physiological mechanism of improvement in ejection fraction and clinical benefits of the restoration of sinus rhythm in patients with unexplained systolic dysfunction and rate controlled atrial fibrillation.

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