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Table 2 Follow-up design of the COBRA-PATH study

From: Contact-Force-Sensing-Based Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation in Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardias (COBRA-PATH): a randomized controlled trial

Type of clinical examinationBefore the index procedure1 day after the index procedure3 months after the index procedure (outpatient visit)12 months after the index procedure (outpatient visit)
Physical examination/historya++++
12-lead surface electrocardiograma++++
Echocardiography++ (bedside echo)
24-h (or longer-term) Holter monitoringaIf availableIn case necessary to detect possible recurrencebIn case necessary to detect possible recurrenceb
Trans-telephonic event recorder (CardioMemo)If availableIn case necessary to detect possible recurrencebIn case necessary to detect possible recurrenceb
  1. COBRA-PATH Contact-Force-Sensing-Based Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation in Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardias
  2. aThese examinations can also be scheduled any time during the 12-month follow-up period in the case that the patient experiences recurrence of symptoms (symptom-based follow-up appointment)
  3. bDecision to perform these examinations will be made jointly by the treating cardiologist and the study investigators