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Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Registry

Clinical epidemiology of patients undergoing AFA procedures

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Objectives and characteristics of the study

The main objective of this sentinel registry is to describe the clinical epidemiology of patients undergoing an Atrial Fibrillation Ablation (AFA) procedure, and the diagnostic/ therapeutic processes (including technical aspects, ways to measure the success of the procedure and acute and chronic outcomes/ complications of the procedure) applied in these patients.


  • Describe the demographic, clinical, and biological characteristics of patients undergoing a first Atrial Fibrillation Ablation (AFA) procedure in a representative setting of cardiology centres
  • Describe the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches undertaken in the routine practice of cardiologists performing Atrial Fibrillation Ablation (AFA) procedures
  • Assess the acute and chronic outcomes of patients undergoing Atrial Fibrillation Ablation (AFA) procedures
  • Assess the short and long term safety/complications of the procedure
  • Assess how the participating centres evaluate, in routine clinical practice, the success of the procedure during the follow-up
  • Evaluate how the recommendations of the most recent European guidelines are adopted in clinical practice


In 2012 a Long-term registry started and the 56 ESC countries were invited.
28 countries are participating so far and we expect more to join.

Prior to the deployment of the long-term registry a Pilot Study was started in 2010 with the purpose of validating the structure, performance, and feasibility of this observational study and to assess the quality of the data-set. A total of 74 Centres in 10 European countries were asked to enrol 20 consecutive patients undergoing a first AFib ablation procedure.
The final population included 1410 patients, of which 1391 underwent an AFib ablation (98.7%), providing relevant information with regards to the current clinical practice across Europe and invaluable feedback for the refinement of the data-set for its implementation in a long-term Atrial Fibrillation Ablation pan-European Registry.

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Study Organisation

The Executive Committee of the registry is chaired and conducted by Professor Josep Brugada and by Dr. Elena Arbelo.

The Steering Committee is composed of one National Coordinator per participating country.
National Societies are responsible for national coordinators and selection of participating centres.

To see the members of the Executive and Steering Committees, click here.

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