A randomized clinical trial of the efficacy of radiofrequency catheter ablation and amiodarone in the treatment of symptomatic atrial fibrillation.

@article{Krittayaphong2003ARC,
  title={A randomized clinical trial of the efficacy of radiofrequency catheter ablation and amiodarone in the treatment of symptomatic atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Rungroj Krittayaphong and Ongkarn Raungrattanaamporn and Kiertijai Bhuripanyo and Charn Sriratanasathavorn and Sukanya Pooranawattanakul and Kesaree Punlee and Charuwan Kangkagate},
  journal={Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet},
  year={2003},
  volume={86 Suppl 1},
  pages={S8-16}
}
The limited efficacy and proarrhythmic risks of antiarrhythmia agents have resulted in alternative therapeutic approaches. Radiofrequency ablation has been reported to be an effective treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation. However, there is no randomized clinical trial comparing drug and radiofrequency ablation. The authors randomized 30 patients with chronic atrial fibrillation refractory to medication into amiodarone and radiofrequency ablation. The primary objective of this study… CONTINUE READING