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Tackling Atrial Fibrillation and Associated Cardiovascular Risk
Date:11/4/2008

- RecordAF Registry Baseline Data and New Data from the Landmark ATHENA

Study
PARIS, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ --

Live Webcast Media Briefing - non-US media only

Wednesday 12 November 2008 - 14.00-15.00am CET

Background:

-- 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.

Register on-line in advance of the online event:

1. Go to https://sanofiaventismediabriefing.webex.com/sanofiaventismediabriefing/ons t age/g.php?d=702842657&t=a&EA=nburns%40webex.com&ET=6b1f2c181b8fa5176928ed1c 72 009c4d&ETR=8789fb6f20765cb360e4d0c88cea0f23 (due to the length of this URL, please copy and paste it into your browser)

2. Click "Register"

3. On the registration form, enter your information then click "Submit"

Once the host approves your registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing instructions on how to join the event (event number and password) on the day of the announcement.

Once logged on, you will also be required to connect to a teleconference in order to participate in the live Q&A session with panelists at the end of the event.

Teleconference dial in number (toll-free):

1) To obtain your teleconference number, register first by following the instructions above.

2) Once connected, a pop-up window will appear

3) Select country of affiliation to obtain local dial-in number

4) Dial-in and enter your login details using the provided number within the pop-up window

Please ensure you log on to the event 15 minutes before the start time so as not to miss valuable information.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

This event is not part of the official Scientific Sessions 2008 as planned by the AHA Committee on Scientific Sessions Programming


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