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Cost considerations in the management of atrial fibrillation – impact of dronedarone

Author(s): Khaykin Y | Shamiss Y

Journal: ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research
ISSN 1178-6981

Volume: 2012;
Issue: default;
Start page: 67;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Yaariv Khaykin1,2, Yana Shamiss11Heart Rhythm Program, Southlake Regional Health Center, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada; 2Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, CanadaAbstract: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia. It is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. At the societal level, AF carries an enormous cost. Strategies aimed at reducing AF morbidity and mortality and containing the associated fiscal burden are of paramount importance. This review will discuss AF treatment strategies and economics, focusing on the impact of dronedarone, a novel antiarrhythmic agent.Keywords: antiarrhythmic, rhythm control, heart failure, ablation, costs
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