StudyID: AFFIRM 2002, atrial fibrillation, rate control strategy
DISEASE INTERVENTION COMPARISON RESULTS
N Engl J Med. 2002 Dec 5;347(23):1825-33 Randomized Controlled Trial
IN StudyID: AFFIRM 2002, atrial fibrillation, rate control strategy The Use of
rate control strategy (drugs and anticoagulation)
As Treatment, Chronic
Is equal Than
rhythm control strategy (cardioversion and antiarrhythmics, anticoagulation recommended)
To overall mortality: 4,26%/year in rate-c vs 4,76%/year in rhythm-c. More patients in rhythm-c were hospitalized and suffered adverse drug effects