ESC Guidelines in a nutshell

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Summary ESC Guidelines, available for download

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) developed and published updated guidelines for the management of Atrial Fibrillation in 2016. These were generated with contributions from the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) of the ESC and are endorsed by the European Stroke Association.

The guidelines provide information and recommendations that cover all aspects of care required to identify, diagnose, effectively manage and educate patients with AF and any concomitant conditions.

They recommend the use of anticoagulants, cardioversion, rate control therapies and rhythm control therapies to manage AF. An integrated approach to AF management involving patients and a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals is discussed as best practice to improve access to care and support patient adherence.

Choice of rhythm control therapy after failure of initial rhythm control strategy requires patient involvement, consideration of patient preferences and informed decision-making.

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Poster with 2016 ESC Guidelines Summary in 17 Key Points

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Summary of the 2016 ESC Guidelines

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2016 ESC Guidelines: Full Presentation

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2016 ESC Guidelines: Patient Leaflet Folder


European Heart Journal – doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehw210


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