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

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Upcoming Events
Date: April 30, 2014
Time: 2-4pm EST
Date:  June 4, 2014 
Host Moderator: DCRI 
Professional Meetings:  
May 7th-10th 2014 
San Francisco, California 
CABANA Investigator Meeting at HRS
May 7th, 7:30pm-9:00pm
Location: San Francisco Marriott Marquis 
Cardiostim 19th World Congress 
June 18th-21th. 2014 
Nice, France 
ESC Congress 2014 
August 30th - September 4th, 2014 
Barcelona, Spain
20th Annual Boston A-Fib Symposium 
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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

graph 2TARGET:    2200



Top Enrolling Sites

Research Institute of Circulation Pathology - 113
Novosibirskaya Oblast, Russia
Dr. Eugeny Pokushalov

Duke University Medical Center - 96
Durham NC
Dr. Tristram Bahnson

Intermountain Medical Center - 92
Murray, UT
Dr. Jared Bunch

Herzzentrum Liepzig- 75
Leipzig, Germany

Mayo Clinic - 62
Rochester, MN
Dr. Douglas L. Packer

Universitat Rostock - 35
Rostock, Germany
Dr. Dietmar Baensch

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - 28
Chapel Hill, NC
DR. Paul Mounsey

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center - 27
Wilkes-Barre, PA
Dr. Pugazhendhi Vijayaraman

Kerckhoff Klinik- 26
Bad Nauheim, Germany

Loyola University Medical Center - 24
Maywood, IL
Dr. David WilBEr

University of Calgary Foothills Hospital - 24
Dr. George Veenhuyzen

Providence Saint Vincent Medical Center - 23
Portland, OR
Dr. Blair Halperin

Policlinico San Donato Center of Clinical Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology - 23
San Donato Milanese, Italy

Georgia Regents University - 22
Augusta, GA
Dr. Adam Berman

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