Robert L. McNamara, MD, MHS; Leonardo J. Tamariz, MD, MPH; Jodi B. Segal, MD, MPH; Eric B. Bass, MD, MPH
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Acknowledgments: The authors thank Karen Robinson and Drs. Marlene Miller, Steve Goodman, and Neil Powe for their valuable contribution to the Evidence-based Report on the Management of Atrial Fibrillation.
Grant Support: Portions of this background paper were drawn from a review conducted by the Johns Hopkins Evidence-based Practice Center through Contract No. 290-97-0006 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. Dr. Tamariz was supported by a training grant in behavioral research in heart and vascular diseases from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (T32HL07180).
Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest:Consultancies: R.L. McNamara (Aventis, EU3); Grants received: L.J. Tamariz (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute).
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McNamara RL, Tamariz LJ, Segal JB, Bass EB. Management of Atrial Fibrillation: Review of the Evidence for the Role of Pharmacologic Therapy, Electrical Cardioversion, and Echocardiography. Ann Intern Med. 2003;139:1018-1033. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-139-12-200312160-00012
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2003;139(12):1018-1033.
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