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Title: A roadmap to improve the quality of atrial fibrillation management: proceedings from the fifth Atrial Fibrillation Network/European Heart Rhythm Association consensus conference
Authors: Kirchhof, Paulus
Breithardt, Guenter
Bax, Jeroen
Benninger, Gerlinde
Blomstrom-Lundqvist, Carina
Boriani, Giuseppe
Brandes, Axel
Brown, Helen
Brueckmann, Martina
Calkins, Hugh
Calvert, Melanie
Christoffels, Vincent
Crijns, Harry
Dobrev, Dobromir
Ellinor, Patrick
Fabritz, Larissa
Fetsch, Thomas
Freedman, S. Ben
Gerth, Andrea
Goette, Andreas
Guasch, Eduard
Hack, Guido
Haegeli, Laurent
Hatem, Stephane
Haeusler, Karl Georg
Heidbuchel, Hein
Heinrich-Nols, Jutta
Hidden-Lucet, Francoise
Hindricks, Gerd
Juul-Moeller, Steen
Kaeaeb, Stefan
Kappenberger, Lukas
Kespohl, Stefanie
Kotecha, Dipak
Lane, Deirdre A.
Leute, Angelika
Lewalter, Thorsten
Meyer, Ralf
Mont, Lluis
Muenzel, Felix
Nabauer, Michael
Nielsen, Jens C.
Oeff, Michael
Oldgren, Jonas
Oto, Ali
Piccini, Jonathan P.
Pilmeyer, Art
Potpara, Tatjana
Ravens, Ursula
Reinecke, Holger
Rostock, Thomas
Rustige, Joerg
Savelieva, Irene
Schnabel, Renate
Schotten, Ulrich
Schwichtenberg, Lars
Sinner, Moritz F.
Steinbeck, Gerhard
Stoll, Monika
Tavazzi, Luigi
Themistoclakis, Sakis
Tse, Hung Fat
Van Gelder, Isabelle C.
Vardas, Panagiotis E.
Varpula, Timo
Vincent, Alphons
Werring, David
Willems, Stephan
Ziegler, Andre
Lip, Gregory Y. H.
Camm, A. John
Issue Date: 2016
Citation: EUROPACE, 18(1), p. 37-50
Abstract: At least 30 million people worldwide carry a diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (AF), and many more suffer from undiagnosed, subclinical, or 'silent' AF. Atrial fibrillation-related cardiovascular mortality and morbidity, including cardiovascular deaths, heart failure, stroke, and hospitalizations, remain unacceptably high, even when evidence-based therapies such as anticoagulation and rate control are used. Furthermore, it is still necessary to define how best to prevent AF, largely due to a lack of clinical measures that would allow identification of treatable causes of AF in any given patient. Hence, there are important unmet clinical and research needs in the evaluation and management of AF patients. The ensuing needs and opportunities for improving the quality of AF care were discussed during the fifth Atrial Fibrillation Network/European Heart Rhythm Association consensus conference in Nice, France, on 22 and 23 January 2015. Here, we report the outcome of this conference, with a focus on (i) learning from our 'neighbours' to improve AF care, (ii) patient-centred approaches to AF management, (iii) structured care of AF patients, (iv) improving the quality of AF treatment, and (v) personalization of AF management. This report ends with a list of priorities for research in AF patients.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/23996
DOI: 10.1093/europace/euv304
ISI #: 000370982800005
ISSN: 1099-5129
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2017
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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