Can we enroll patients on an outpatient basis?

Get With The Guidelines – Atrial Fibrillation is an inpatient registry, however, outpatient enrollment is not prohibited. If you encounter a person who meets the inclusion and exclusion criteria and has recently been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation in the past 60 days, then they can be enrolled and randomized from clinic or the outpatient setting. If this occurs, there are several important things to keep in mind.

  • The redcap database will need to be completed to allow randomization and treatment assignment.
  • Their baseline case report form needs to be filled out completely with information from their hospitalization.
  • As stated in the protocol, participants must have a new diagnosis within 60 days of randomization as defined in the protocol.
  • If a participant is randomized to the intervention (dronedarone) arm they must be contacted within 10 days of the randomization/discharge to confirm that they started their dronedarone prescription.