Early rhythm control reduces events in AF, trial shows

The results could change clinical practice, leading cardiologist says

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Initiation of rhythm-control therapy is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular events and deaths than usual care among patients with early atrial fibrillation (AF) and multiple risk factors, a trial shows.

The study, across 11 European countries, included patients with AF diagnosed a median 36 days prior to enrolment, the European Society of Cardiology virtual congress (ESC 2020) was told this week.

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