StudyID: RACE 2002, atrial fibrillation, rate control strategy
DISEASE INTERVENTION COMPARISON RESULTS
N Engl J Med. 2002 Dec 5;347(23):1834-40 Randomized Controlled Trial
IN StudyID: RACE 2002, atrial fibrillation, rate control strategy The Use of
rate control strategy (drugs and anticoagulation)
As Treatment, Chronic
Is equal Than
rhythm control strategy (electrical cardioversion and antiarrhythmics, anticoagulation recommended)
To combined events (cardiovascular death, heart failure, any embolism, bleeding, severe drug adverse effects, pacemaker): 3,44%/year in rate-c vs 4,52%/year in rhythm-c. Patients in sinus rhythm at 2,3 years were 10% in rate-c vs 39% in rhythm-c