Letter from Skolnik Regarding Article, “Ablation Versus Amiodarone for Treatment of Persistent Atrial Fibrillation in Patients With Congestive Heart Failure and an Implanted Device: Results From the AATAC Multicenter Randomized Trial”
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To the Editor:
Clinicians need to be aware of the potential for cognitive bias in deciding how to use the results reported by Di Biase et al.1 This study showed superiority of catheter ablation to amiodarone in maintaining normal sinus rhythm in the treatment of atrial fibrillation. Given this conclusion, the temptation for clinicians is to assume that catheter ablation is the preferred therapy for atrial fibrillation. This assumption represents commonly …