What follow-up is required of enrolled patients?

There are two pre-specified follow-up encounters.

  • The first occurs approximately 6 months after randomization (with an eligibility window between 3 and 9 months). This encounter can be either in-person or through virtual assessment. At the 6-month visit, the 6-month follow-up form is completed in the GWTG-AFib registry.
  • The second is the final follow-up encounter and occurs 12-months post randomization. Similar to the 6-month encounter, the final visit can be conducted either in-person or through virtual assessment. At the 12-month encounter, the 12-month follow-up form is completed in the GWTG-AFib registry. Patients who withdraw early or experience mortality will also have the final follow-up form completed.