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This registry is now enrolling. All 57 ESC member countries have been invited to join and centres wishing to take part should contact their National Cardiac Society.
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia affecting approximately 2% of the general adult population. A systematic review of 184 worldwide population-based studies estimated that in 2010 the number of individuals with AF was 33.5 million , but the global prevalence of AF is probably underestimated due to limited data outside Europe and North America and ‘subclinical’ undiagnosed AF cases ,. In Europe, over six million individuals suffer from AF, and its prevalence is estimated to at least double in the next 50 years as the population ages.
Guideline-adherent therapy of AF has been shown to improve outcomes ,, but the management of patients with AF in clinical practice sometimes may differ from evidence-based recommendations.
In 2016, the ESC published new guidelines on the management of AF . A new one-year survey under the EORP programme would enable a timely assessment of the uptake and implementation of these new ESC guidelines in clinical practice and would inform us about outcomes related to contemporary guideline-adherent management of AF. The assessment of adherence to guidelines will allow for targeted education programmes in order to improve practices ("virtuous circle").
The design and protocol will be broadly similar to the previous protocol for the EHS-AF and EORP-AF Long-Term General AF Registry (see also AF General Long-Term page on this site) and compatible with other EORP programmes, in order to allow comparability of datasets, as well as additional modelling information on time trends, modelling of prevalence/incidence, cost and health economics, etc. This dataset could also be compared to published data from other recent AF surveys or registries (some funded by industry, some still ongoing) in Europe, such as AFNET, Record-AF, GARFIELD, GLORIA™-AF and others.
The general objectives of the EORP Registry on AF guidelines implementation in clinical practice are summarized as follows:
The Executive Committee
Tatjana S. Potpara (Serbia) is the Chairperson of this registry
Harry Crijns (the Netherlands)Laurent Fauchier (France)Gregory Y H Lip (United Kingdom)Giuseppe Boriani (Italy)Paulus Kirchhof (United Kingdom)Nikolaos Dagres (Germany)Elena Arbelo (Spain)Radoslaw Lenarczyk (Poland)Irina Savelieva (United Kingdom)Aldo Maggioni (Italy), Scientific Coordinator for EORP, non-voting
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