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Atrial Fibrillation Follow-up Investigation of Rhythm Management (AFFIRM)

This study has been completed.
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Identifier:
First received: October 27, 1999
Last updated: March 24, 2016
Last verified: November 2005
To compare two standard treatment strategies for atrial fibrillation: ventricular rate control and anticoagulation vs. rhythm control and anticoagulation.

Condition Intervention Phase
Atrial Fibrillation
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Drug: amiodarone
Drug: sotalol
Drug: propafenone
Drug: flecainide
Drug: quinidine
Drug: moricizine
Drug: disopyramide
Drug: procainamide
Drug: adrenergic beta antagonists
Drug: verapamil
Drug: diltiazem
Drug: digoxin
Procedure: catheter ablation
Device: pacemaker, artificial
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI):

Study Start Date: March 1995
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2002
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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years to 100 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Elderly men and women with atrial fibrillation and other risk factors for stroke.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00000556

Sponsors and Collaborators
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
OverallOfficial: H. Greene Statistics and Epidemiology Research Corporation (S.E.R.C.)
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00000556     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 100 
Study First Received: October 27, 1999
Last Updated: March 24, 2016
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Atrial Fibrillation
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Pathologic Processes
Adrenergic Agents
Adrenergic beta-Antagonists
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Cardiotonic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Protective Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Vasodilator Agents
Potassium Channel Blockers
Membrane Transport Modulators
Sodium Channel Blockers
Cytochrome P-450 CYP1A2 Inhibitors
Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme Inhibitors processed this record on October 21, 2016