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Comment on: “Hemodynamic comparison of intravenous push diltiazem versus metoprolol for atrial fibrillation rate control”

Published:November 04, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2020.10.063
      Management of atrial fibrillation (AF) is a very challenging situation for physicians. In the light of this issue, we read the article by Nicholson et al. about “hemodynamic comparison of intravenous push diltiazem versus metoprolol for atrial fibrillation rate control” [
      • Nicholson J.
      • Czosnowski Q.
      • Flack T.
      • Pang P.S.
      • Billups K.
      Hemodynamic comparison of intravenous push diltiazem versus metoprolol for atrial fibrillation rate control.
      ]. Although this article gives us unique informations, we want to address some points that need more attention.
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