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News and opinions on the latest ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines.
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Atrial fibrillation (AF) poses significant burden to patients, physicians, and healthcare systems globally. Substantial research efforts and resources are being directed towards gaining detailed information about the mechanisms underlying AF, its natural course and effective treatments and new evidence is continuously generated and published.
The complexity of AF requires a multifaceted, holistic, and multidisciplinary approach to the management of AF patients, with their active involvement in partnership with clinicians. Streamlining the care of patients with AF in daily clinical practice is a challenging but essential requirement for effective management of AF. In recent years, substantial progress has been made in the detection of AF and its management, and new evidence is timely integrated in this third edition of the ESC guidelines on AF.
Table of contents
Definition and diagnosis of atrial fibrillation
Clinical features of atrial fibrillation
Atrial fibrillation subtypes, burden, and progression
Screening for atrial fibrillation
Diagnostic assessment in atrial fibrillation
Integrated management of patients with atrial fibrillation
Patient management – the integrated ABC pathway
The ABC pathway in specific clinical settings/conditions/patient populations
Prevention of atrial fibrillation
Sex-related differences in atrial fibrillation
Implementation of the atrial fibrillation guidelines
Quality measures and clinical performance indicators in the management of atrial fibrillation
Epidemiology, clinical implications, and management of atrial high-rate episodes/subclinical atrial fibrillation
Atrial fibrillation and other atrial tachyarrhythmias (atrial flutter and atrial tachycardias)
Gaps in evidence
‘What to do’ and ‘what not to do’ messages from the Guidelines
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