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‘Pill-in-the-pocket’ treatment for recent-onset atrial fibrillation
  1. Paolo Alboni,
  2. Giovanni L Botto,
  3. Giuseppe Boriani,
  4. Giovanni Russo,
  5. Federico Pacchioni,
  6. Matteo Iori,
  7. Giovanni Pasanisi,
  8. Marina Mancini,
  9. Barbara Maricanti,
  10. Alessandro Cappucci
  1. Division of Cardiology, Civil Hospital, Cento, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Paolo Alboni, Division of Cardiology, Civil Hospital, Via Vicini 2, Cento 44042, Italy; p.alboni{at}

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The Authors' reply: We thank Drs Anusionwu and Wali1 for their interest in our paper2 regarding ‘pill-in-the-pocket’ treatment of recent-onset atrial fibrillation (AF). Only 122 patients with AF were enrolled following successful in-hospital treatment with intravenous flecainide or propafenone because the study was interrupted on the recommendation of the data and safety monitoring committee. In …

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