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Atrial Fibrillation 2016 (Management of patients with)

Pocket Guidelines

Arrhythmias, General
Antiarrhythmic Pharmacotherapy
Atrial Fibrillation
Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy
Invasive Imaging and Functional Assessment
Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
Arrhythmias and Device Therapy

Publication Date: 2016

Chairperson and Co-Chairperson: Paulus Kirchhof & Stefano Benussi

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Table of Contents

  • Epidemiology and impact for patients
  • Diagnosis and timely detection of atrial fibrillation
  • Classification of atrial fibrillation
  • Detection and management of risk factors and concomitant cardiovascular diseases
    • Heart failure
  • Integrated management of patients with atrial fibrillation
  • Stroke prevention therapy in atrial fibrillation patients
    • Left atrial appendage occlusion and exclusion
    • Secondary stroke prevention and anticoagulation after an intracerebral bleed
    • Bleeding in anticoagulated patients with atrial fibrillation
    • Combination therapy with oral anticoagulants and antiplatelets
  • Rate control therapy in atrial fibrillation.
  • Rhythm control therapy in atrial fibrillation
    • Acute restoration of sinus rhythm
    • Long-term antiarrhythmic drug therapy
    • Choice of rhythm control following treatment failure
    • Atrial fibrillation surgery
    • The Atrial Fibrillation Heart Team..
  • Specific situations
    • Frail and ‘elderly’ patients
    • Inherited cardiomyopathies, channelopathies, and accessory pathways
    • Sports and atrial fibrillation
    • Pregnancy
    • Postoperative atrial fibrillation
    • Atrial arrhythmias in grown-up patients with congenital heart disease
    • Management of atrial flutter
  • Patient involvement, education and self-management