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New ESC/EACTS guidelines for the management of AF

The first collaborative ESC and European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) Guidelines on Atrial Fibrillation (AF) were published at the start of ESC Congress.1 These multidisciplinary guidelines focus on early detection of asymptomatic AF, recommending both opportunistic and targeted screening for all patients aged ≥65 years, or with stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA).

In addition, the guidelines deal with long-term challenges in the management of AF patients, with recommendations on what to do when patients develop complications on anticoagulation, re-initiation of anticoagulation after a bleed, how to manage bleeds, and how to manage patients who have an ischaemic stroke on anticoagulation.

Key new recommendations are summarised (table 1). Free smartphone tools are provided for patients with AF and their healthcare professionals via the ESC Pocket Guidelines App.

Table 1. What’s new in the ESC-EACTS guidelines on AF?

Table 1. What’s new in the ESC-EACTS guidelines on AF?

Reference

1. Kirchhof P, Benussi S, Kotecha D, et al. 2016 ESC Guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation developed in collaboration with EACTS. Eur Heart J 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehw210

Published on: October 19, 2016

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