- RecordAF Registry Baseline Data and New Data from the Landmark ATHENA
PARIS, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ --
Live Webcast Media Briefing - non-US media only
Wednesday 12 November 2008 - 14.00-15.00am CET
-- AF is a growing health concern directly responsible for increased
morbidity and mortality
-- There is a need for a global prospective database like RecordAF, which
takes a closer look at disease characteristics and how management of AF
affects cardiovascular (CV) outcomes
-- AF is associated with a high hospitalization burden - 70 percent of AF
management costs are driven by hospitalization costs (Ringborg et al.
Europace 2008; 10:403-11)
-- A further sub-analysis of the ATHENA trial was conducted:
-- to better understand the impact of dronedarone on hospitalization
of AF patients particularly on the number and duration of CV and
non CV hospitalization nights
-- An additional sub-analysis was also conducted to further explore
dronedarone's rhythm and rate controlling properties
-- The ATHENA study is the first AF trial designed to evaluate the effect
of an anti arrhythmic drug (AAD) on morbidity and mortality. It showed
that dronedarone (brand name Multaq(R)), a new AAD undergoing the
registration process, can significantly improve CV outcomes including
reducing the risk of hospitalization and death.
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