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Table 1 Questions regarding the prevalence and treatment of atrial fibrillation in medical intensive care unit patients

From: Clinical review: Treatment of new-onset atrial fibrillation in medical intensive care patients: a clinical framework

What is the pathophysiology of atrial fibrillation in medical intensive care unit patients?
Does atrial fibrillation attribute to mortality?
Does atrial fibrillation attribute to morbidity?
Can atrial fibrillation be treated or prevented?
What are the adverse effects of any treatment?
Can (preventive) treatment of atrial fibrillation improve survival?
Can (preventive) treatment of atrial fibrillation improve morbidity?
Should we aim for rate control or rhythm control?
Does atrial fibrillation increase stroke incidence in medical intensive care unit patients?
Can atrial fibrillation-associated stroke be prevented?