2020 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation developed in collaboration with the European Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS): The Task Force for the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Developed with the special contribution of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) of the ESC

ESC Scientific Document Group, Oskars Kalējs

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-498
Number of pages126
JournalEuropean Heart Journal
Volume42
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Guidelines
  • atrial fibrillation
  • anticoagulation
  • vitamin K antagonists
  • non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants
  • left atrial appendage occlusion
  • rate control
  • rhythm control
  • cardioversion
  • Antiarrhythmic drugs
  • catheter ablation
  • pulmonary vein isolation
  • left atrial ablation
  • AF surgery
  • upstream therapy
  • • ABC pathway
  • screening
  • stroke
  • recommendations

Field of Science

  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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