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Maintenance of sinus rhythm with an ablation strategy in patients with atrial fibrillation is associated with a lower risk of stroke and death
  1. Ross J Hunter1,
  2. James McCready2,
  3. Ihab Diab1,
  4. Stephen P Page1,
  5. Malcolm Finlay2,
  6. Laura Richmond1,
  7. Antony French3,
  8. Mark J Earley1,4,
  9. Simon Sporton1,4,
  10. Michael Jones5,
  11. Jubin P Joseph5,
  12. Yaver Bashir5,
  13. Tim R Betts5,
  14. Glyn Thomas3,
  15. Andrew Staniforth6,
  16. Geoffrey Lee7,
  17. Peter Kistler7,
  18. Kim Rajappan5,
  19. Anthony Chow2,
  20. Richard J Schilling1,4
  1. 1Department of Cardiology Research, Barts and The London NHS Trust, London, UK
  2. 2Department of Cardiology, The Heart Hospital, London, UK
  3. 3Bristol Heart Institute, Bristol, UK
  4. 4The London AF Centre, London Bridge Hospital, London, UK
  5. 5John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
  6. 6NUH Hospitals Trust, Nottingham, UK
  7. 7The Baker Heart Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Professor Richard J Schilling, Cardiology Department, Barts and The London NHS Trust QMUL, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London EC1A 7BE, UK; r.schilling{at}qmul.ac.uk

Footnotes

  • Funding RJH is supported by a British Heart Foundation grant (PG/08/130). This work was facilitated by Barts and The London NHS Trust NIHR Biomedical Research Unit.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval This was retrospective analysis of registry data.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Funding RJH is supported by a British Heart Foundation grant (PG/08/130). This work was facilitated by Barts and The London NHS Trust NIHR Biomedical Research Unit.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval This was retrospective analysis of registry data.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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