Standard versus atrial fibrillation-specific management strategy (SAFETY) to reduce recurrent admission and prolong survival: pragmatic, multicentre, randomised controlled trial
Stewart, Simon; Ball, Jocasta; Horowitz, John D.; Marwick, Thomas H.; Mahadevan, Gnanadevan; Wong, Chiew; Abhayaratna, Walter; Chan, Yih K.; Esterman, Adrian; Thompson, David R.; Scuffham, Paul A.; Carrington, Melinda J.
BACKGROUND: Patients are increasingly being admitted with chronic atrial fibrillation, and disease-specific management might reduce recurrent admissions and prolong survival. However, evidence is scant to support the application of this therapeutic approach. We aimed to assess SAFETY - a management strategy that is specific to atrial fibrillation. METHODS: We did a pragmatic, multicentre, randomised controlled trial in patients admitted with chronic, non-valvular atrial fibrillation (but not...[Show more]
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