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Catheter Ablation Versus Thoracoscopic Surgical Ablation in Long Standing Persistent Atrial Fibrillation (CASA-AF)

Project title: Catheter Ablation Versus Thoracoscopic Surgical Ablation in Long Standing Persistent Atrial Fibrillation (CASA-AF)

Call to action: 13/29 13/29 EME Researcher Led

Research type: Primary Research

Chief investigator: Dr Tom WongORCID logo

Lead Author: Dr Shouvik HaldarORCID logo

Contractor: Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

Cost: £1,377,871.50

Co-investigators: Dr David JonesORCID logo, Dr Julian JarmanORCID logo, Dr Shouvik HaldarORCID logo, Dr Tushar SalukheORCID logo, Dr Vias MarkidesORCID logo, Dr Wajid HussainORCID logo, Mr Anthony DeSouzaORCID logo, Mr Neeraj MedirattaORCID logo, Mr Toufan BahramiORCID logo, Ms Caroline MurphyORCID logo, Ms Joanna KellyORCID logo, Professor Darrel FrancisORCID logo, Professor Dhiraj GuptaORCID logo, Professor Joanne LordORCID logo, Professor John Camm, Professor Kim Fox, Professor Raad MohiaddinORCID logo, Professor Simon JonesORCID logo.

Started: January 2015 | Status: Published November 2021

ISRCTN: 18250790

This trial found no evidence that standalone thoracoscopic surgical ablation was superior to catheter ablation in achieving freedom from atrial arrythmias after a single procedure without anti-arrhythmic drugs.

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