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

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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

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Top Enrolling Sites

Research Institute of Circulation Pathology - 144
Novosibirskaya Oblast, Russia
Dr. Eugeny Pokushalov

Intermountain Medical Center - 133

Murray, UT
Dr. Jared Bunch

Duke University Medical Center - 129
Durham NC
Dr. Tristram Bahnson

Mayo Clinic - 90
Rochester, MN
Dr. Douglas L. Packer

Herz- und Diabeteszentrum NRW - 89
Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
Dr. Georg Noelker

Herzzentrum Liepzig- 82
Leipzig, Germany

Clinical Hospital #83 - 66
Moscow, Russia
Dr. Andrey Ardashev

Bakoulev Scientific Center for Cardiovascular Surgery - 46 
Moscow, Russia
Dr. Amiran Revishvili

Universitat Rostock - 42
Rostock, Germany
Dr. Dietmar Baensch

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center - 42
Wilkes-Barre, PA

Technische Universitat Dresden - 38
Dresden, Germany
Dr. Christopher Piorkowski

Kerckhoff Klinik- 37
Bad Nauheim, Germany

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

University of Calgary Foothills Hospital - 35
Dr. George Veenhuyzen

Loyola University Medical Center - 35
Maywood, IL
Dr. David Wilber

Georgia Arrhythmia Associates - 32
Macon, Georgia
Dr. Felix Sogade

Georgia Regents University - 29
Augusta, GA
Dr. Adam Berman

Policlinico San Donato Center of Clinical Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology - 28
San Donato Milanese, Italy
DR. Carlo Pappone

Providence Saint Vincent Medical Center - 25
Portland, OR
Dr. Blair Halperin

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

Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute - 24
Charlotte, NC
Dr. John Holshouser

Montefiore Medical Center - 24
New York, NY
Dr. Eugen Palma

Minneapolis V.A. Medical Center - 23
Minneapolis, MN
Dr. Venkatakrishna Tholakanahalli

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

University of California at San Francisco Medical Center - 22
San Francisco, CA
Dr. Nitish Badhwar

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - 22 
Pittsburgh, PA
Dr. Alaa Shalaby

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

Vanderbilt University Medical Center - 21
Nashville, TN
Dr. Pablo Saavedra

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

Columbia University Medical Center - 20
New York, NY
Dr. Hasan Garan

University Herzzentrum Hamburg - 20
Hamburg, Germany
Dr. Stephen Willems