Conventional and dedicated atrial overdrive pacing for the prevention of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: the AFTherapy study.

@article{Camm2007ConventionalAD,
  title={Conventional and dedicated atrial overdrive pacing for the prevention of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: the AFTherapy study.},
  author={A. John Camm and Neil Sulke and Nils G Edvardsson and Philippe Ritter and Bert A Albers and Jaap H Ruiter and Thorsten Lewalter and Patrizia Capucci and Ellen Hoffmann},
  journal={Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={9 12},
  pages={1110-8}
}
AIMS This investigation was conducted to determine the effectiveness of several conventional overdrive pacing modalities (single rate and rate responsive pacing at various lower rates) and of four dedicated preventive pacing algorithms in the suppression of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF). METHOD AND RESULTS In this multi-centre, randomized trial, 372 patients with drug-refractory paroxysmal AF were enrolled. Patients received a dual-chamber pacing device capable of delivering… CONTINUE READING