A study exploring two treatment strategies in patients with atrial fibrillation who undergo catheter ablation therapy (2013, ongoing)


Prevention of cardiovascular events in patients undergoing catheter ablation therapy for atrial fibrillation

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To assess the safety of uninterrupted rivaroxaban vs. usual care in patients undergoing catheter ablation therapy for non-valvular AF

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Trial design

Prospective, randomized, open-label, active-controlled phase III study
Active treatment: rivaroxaban 20 mg p.o. once daily
Control treatment: uninterrupted vitamin K antagonist (VKA), dose-adjusted to achieve a target international normalized ratio (INR) of 2.0–3.0

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Primary efficacy endpoint: incidence of post-procedure major bleeding during the first 30 ± 5 days after the catheter ablation procedure
Secondary outcome measures: event rate of myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke, non-central nervous system systemic embolism and vascular death

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Trial participants

~250 patients ≥18 years with a history of paroxysmal or persistent non-valvular AF who are scheduled to undergo their first elective catheter ablation procedure

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Reference (NCT01729871))

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