Table 10.3Comparison of rhythm-control and rate-control treatments in terms of length of stay (days)

StudyNLOS measureRhythmRatep
(1+)Lee et al25650Hospital9.013.2<0.05
(1+)Lee et al25650Post-op only7.49.7<0.01
(2+)Shah et al249101Post-op only8.36.3<0.01

LOS measure = length of hospital stay measure.

From: 10, Postoperative AF

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