- Randomized controlled trial comparing specialized AF Clinic with 'care as usual'
- Hypothesis: treatment of AF patients in the AF-Clinic by a nurse, specialised in AF, using guideline-based dedicated software, under supervision of a cardiologist, is efficient, safe and not inferior to care as usual by a cardiologists.
- AF Clinic Other
Intervention Desc: Treatment of atrial fibrillation patients by specialized nurses, supervised by cardiologists, using dedicated software to ensure maximal adherence to AHA/ACC/ESC guidelines on atrial fibrillation treatment ARM 1: Kind: Experimental Label: AF Clinic
- Care as Usual Other
Intervention Desc: Routine clinical care of atrial fibrillation patients, provided by cardiologists, without the help of specialized nurses or dedicated software. ARM 1: Kind: Experimental Label: Care as Usual
- Allocation: Randomized
- Masking: Open Label
- Purpose: Treatment
- Endpoint: Efficacy Study
- Intervention: Parallel Assignment
|Type||Measure||Time Frame||Safety Issue|
|Primary||Composite of heart failure, thromboembolic complications, bleeding, severe adverse effects of drugs and death from cardiovascular causes.||minimum of 1 year||No|
|Secondary||All cause mortality, all cause hospitalizations, Treatment (benchmarking) in accordance to the 2006 AHA/ACC/ESC guidelines in AF, quality of life, patient satisfaction, anxiety, depression, compliance and cost effectiveness.||minimum of 1 year||No|