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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.

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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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Date published: 2015-02-28
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/13546
Source: The Lancet
DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61992-9

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