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Catheter Ablation versus Antiarrhythmic Drug Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation Trial, CABANA 

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Upcoming Events
CABANA Protocol and EDC Training Sessions
To be Announced
NA-Study Coordinator Teleconference
Morning Session
9:00 AM EDT
NA-Study Coordinator Teleconference
Afternoon Session
4:00 PM EDT
September 2, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Host: Douglas L. Packer, MD
CABANA Principal Investigator, Mayo Clinic
September 29, 2015
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT    
Host: Douglas L. Packer, MD
CABANA Principal Investigator, Mayo Clinic
Professional Meetings:  
American Heart Association 2015 
November 7th-11th, 2015 
Orlando, FL  
ESC Congress 2015
August 29th - September 2nd, 2015
London, England
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CABANA:  The Catheter Ablation versus Antiarrhythmic Drug Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation trial is being done to compare drug therapy with catheter ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation. This study will help to decide which treatment approach is best and if under certain circumstances, one therapy is preferred over the other treatment.  The CABANA study will also compare the cost of care for the two treatment approaches and determine the effect these therapies have on quality of life.


CABANA is a global clinical research trial.  This study is currently being conducted in ten countries.  In addition to the United States and Canada, international investigators are located throughout Europe. Asia, and the Pacific.  




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dr. Packer
Douglas L. Packer M.D
CABANA Trial Principal Investigator
Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN

Enrollment Numbers

october 2014 pie chartTARGET:  2200



Top Enrolling Sites

Research Institute of Circulation Pathology - 133
Novosibirskaya Oblast, Russia
Dr. Eugeny Pokushalov

Duke University Medical Center - 122
Durham NC
Dr. Tristram Bahnson

Intermountain Medical Center - 116
Murray, UT
Dr. Jared Bunch

Herzzentrum Liepzig- 81
Leipzig, Germany

Mayo Clinic - 81
Rochester, MN
Dr. Douglas L. Packer

Clinical Hospital #83 - 58
Moscow, Russia
Dr. Andrey Ardashev

Herz- und Diabeteszentrum NRW - 57
Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
Dr. Georg Nolker

Universitat Rostock - 41
Rostock, Germany
Dr. Dietmar Baensch

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - 36
Chapel Hill, NC

Kerckhoff Klinik- 36
Bad Nauheim, Germany

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center - 35
Wilkes-Barre, PA

Loyola University Medical Center - 32
Maywood, IL
Dr. David Wilber

University of Calgary Foothills Hospital - 32
Dr. George Veenhuyzen

Bakoulev Scientific Center for Cardiovascular Surgery - 32
Moscow, Russia
Dr. Amiran Revishvili

Georgia Arrhythmia Associates - 28
Macon, Georgia
Dr. Felix Sogade

Technische Universitat Dresden - 28
Dresden, Germany
Dr. Christopher Piorkowski

Georgia Regents University - 26
Augusta, GA
Dr. Adam Berman

Policlinico San Donato Center of Clinical Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology - 25
San Donato Milanese, Italy

Providence Saint Vincent Medical Center - 24
Portland, OR
Dr. Blair Halperin

Asklepios Klink Saint George - 24
Hamburg, Germany
Dr. Karl-Heinz Kuck

Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute - 23
Charlotte, NC
Dr. John Holshouser

Montefiore Medical Center - 23
New York, NY
Dr. Eugen Palma

Virginia Hospital Center - 22
Arlington, VA
Dr. Haroon Rashid

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - 21
Pittsburgh, PA
Dr. Alaa Shalaby

Ohio State University Medical Center - 21
Columbus, OH
Dr. John Hummel

Vanderbilt University Medical Center - 21
Nashville, TN
Dr. Dawood Darbar

The Heart Hospital Baylor - 21
Plano, TX
Dr. J. Brian DeVille

University of California at San Francisco Medical Center - 21
San Francisco, CA
Dr. Nitish Badhwar

Minneapolis V.A. Medical Center - 20
Minneapolis, MN
Dr. Venkatakrishna Tholakanahalli