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Papercut: The Timing of Cardioversion in AF

atrial fibrillation papercut wait and see in cardioverting af May 15, 2024

Here we review the RACE7 ACWAS (Rate Control vs Cardioversion Trial7-Acute Cardioversion versus Wait and See) Trial (1).

What they did

This was a multicenter, randomised, open label, non-inferiority trial.

They wanted to see if a wait and see approach was non-inferior to early cardioversion for obtaining sinus rhythm.


Patients with symptomatic AF presenting <36 hours after onset, were assigned to delayed vs early cardioversion.

The wait and see group received beta blockers.... Read More

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