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Given the advances in Atrial Fibrillation (AF) management and the availability of new ESC guidelines, there is a need for the systematic collection of contemporary data regarding the management and treatment of AF in the member ESC countries. It is now nearly 10 years since the last European registry of AF management was undertaken (as part of the ESC EuroHeart Survey programme), and a new registry was needed.New guidelines on the management of AF have recently been published by the ESC, but it remains unclear how often clinicians adhere to them. Since the last EuroHeart survey, a change in management strategy has necessitated an update on prevalent management practices in AF. This is influenced by clinical availability of catheter ablation as a routine procedure and new antiarrhythmic drugs, and also by developments in stroke thromboprophylaxis and medical therapy options. Under the EurObservational Research Programme (EORP), an AF ablation sentinel pilot registry was launched in 2010.A survey of AF management under the EORP programme will enable a timely assessment of the uptake of the new ESC guidelines, allow monitoring of implementation and uptake of catheter ablation, new antithrombotic drugs and new antiarrhythmic agents, and will inform about outcomes related to guideline-adherent management of AF.
The general objectives of the EORP registry on clinical epidemiology and medical management of atrial fibrillation are summarized as follows:
In addition, the registry will in itself contribute to the awareness of the new ESC guidelines by asking questions about the topics covered.
The registry is chaired by Professor Giuseppe Boriani
Guiseppe Boriani (Chairman)Gregory Lip (Past Chairman)Luigi Tavazzi Aldo Pietro MaggioniLaurent FauchierFrancisco MarinMichael NäbauerZbigniew KalarusTatjana PotparaGheorghe-Andrei DanRoberto FerrariAlena Shantsila (Research Fellow for the AF General Registry)
The Steering Committee is composed of one National Coordinator per participating country. National Societies are responsible for national coordinators and selection of participating centres.
Artan Goda (AL)Georges Mairesse (BE)Milos Taborsky (CZ)Lars Hvilsted Rasmussen (DK)Ignacio García Bolao (ES)Olivier Piot (FR)Kakhaber Etsadashvili (GE)Conor McCann (IE)Moti Haim (IL)Massimo Santini (IT)Erkin Mirrakhimov (KG)Koshumbaeva Kulzida (KZ)Andrejs Erglis (LV)Osama Bhaleel (LY)Lidija Poposka (MK)Melanie Burg (MT)Radosław Lenarczyk (PL)Mário Martins Oliveira (PT)Dipen Shah (CH)Gheorghe-Andrei Dan (RO)Tatjana Potpara (RS)Elena Serdechnaya (RU)Gregory Lip/Deirdre Lane (UK)
Gregory Lip (Chairman)Panos VardasLuigi Tavazzi Aldo Pietro MaggioniPaulus KirchhofHarry Crijns
Clemens Steinwender (AT)Georges Mairesse (BE)Carsten Israel (DE)Lars Hvilsted Rasmussen (DK)Philippe Mabo (FR)Emmanouil Simantirakis (GR)Massimo Santini (IT)Harry Crijns (NL)Dan Atar (NO)Zbigniew Kalarus (PL)Mario Martins Oliveira (PT)Gheorghe-Andrei Dan (RO)
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