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Early Rhythm-Control Therapy in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

Thursday, October 1, 2020

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Source Name: The New England Journal of Medicine


Paulus Kirchhof, A. John Camm, Andreas Goette, Axel Brandes, Lars Eckardt, Arif Elvan, Thomas Fetsch, Isabelle C. van Gelder, Doreen Haase, Laurent M. Haegeli, Frank Hamann, Hein Heidbüchel, Gerhard Hindricks, Josef Kautzner, Karl-Heinz Kuck, Lluis Mont, G. Andre Ng, Jerzy Rekosz, Norbert Schoen, Ulrich Schotten, Anna Suling, Jens Taggeselle, Sakis Themistoclakis, Eik Vettorazzi, Panos Vardas, Karl Wegscheider, Stephan Willems, Harry J.G.M. Crijns, Günter Breithardt, for the EAST-AFNET 4 Trial Investigators

Death from cardiovascular causes, stroke, or hospitalization with worsening of heart failure or acute coronary syndrome was reduced (P=0.005) by early pharmacogical or inteventional ablation for fast response-atrial fibrillation in a small German RCT. 

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