Antiarrhythmics After Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation (5A Study).

  title={Antiarrhythmics After Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation (5A Study).},
  author={Jean-Francois Le Roux and Erica S. Zado and David J. Callans and Fermin Carlos Garcia and David Lin and Francis E Marchlinski and Rupa Bala and Sanjay Dixit and Michael P. Riley and Andrea M Russo and Mathew D. Hutchinson and Joshua Morrey Cooper and Ralph J. Verdino and Vickas V. Patel and Parijat Saurav Joy and Edward P Gerstenfeld},
  volume={120 12},
BACKGROUND Atrial arrhythmias are common early after atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. We hypothesized that empirical antiarrhythmic drug (AAD) therapy for 6 weeks after AF ablation would reduce the occurrence of atrial arrhythmias. METHODS AND RESULTS We randomized consecutive patients with paroxysmal AF undergoing ablation to empirical antiarrhythmic therapy (AAD group) or no antiarrhythmic therapy (no-AAD group) for the first 6 weeks after ablation. In the no-AAD group, only… CONTINUE READING
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Antiarrhythmics After Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation (5A Study)

  • JF Roux, E Zado, +13 authors EP. Gerstenfeld
  • Circulation
  • 2009
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