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First Global Atrial Fibrillation Registry, RecordAF, Shows Rhythm-Control Strategy With Current Therapies Achieves Improved Disease Control but not Clinical Outcomes
Date:11/15/2009

ORLANDO, Florida, November 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from the RecordAF registry (REgistry on Cardiac rhythm disORDers assessing the control of Atrial Fibrillation), presented today at the Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association, show that in recently diagnosed and actively treated patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), a rhythm-control strategy provides better short term control of the arrhythmia versus a rate-control strategy but does not translate into a reduction in the occurrence of clinical events at 1 year. RecordAF also confirmed that these patients suffer from a high rate of clinical events, mainly cardiovascular (CV) hospitalisations.

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RecordAF is the first international prospective, observational survey established to help assess the global burden of atrial fibrillation by investigating the way in which it is managed in "real world" clinical cardiology settings, identifying best clinical practice, and shaping the future management of the disease. 5,604 patients with recently diagnosed atrial fibrillation (first diagnosed, paroxysmal or persistent) part
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