Integrating new approaches to atrial fibrillation management: The 6th AFNET/EHRA Consensus Conference

Dipak Kotecha, Günter Breithardt, A. John Camm, Gregory Y.H. Lip, Ulrich Schotten, Anders Ahlsson, David Arnar, Dan Atar, Angelo Auricchio, Jeroen Bax, Stefano Benussi, Carina Blomstrom-Lundqvist, Martin Borggrefe, Giuseppe Boriani, Axel Brandes, Hugh Calkins, Barbara Casadei, Manuel Castellá, Winnie Chua, Harry CrijnsDobromir Dobrev, Larissa Fabritz, Martin Feuring, Ben Freedman, Andrea Gerth, Andreas Goette, Eduard Guasch, Doreen Haase, Stephane Hatem, Karl Georg Haeusler, Hein Heidbuchel, Jeroen Hendriks, Craig Hunter, Stefan Kääb, Stefanie Kespohl, Ulf Landmesser, Deirdre A. Lane, Thorsten Lewalter, Lluís Mont, Michael Nabauer, Jens C. Nielsen, Michael Oeff, Jonas Oldgren, Ali Oto, Laurent Pison, Tatjana Potpara, Ursula Ravens, Isabelle Richard-Lordereau, Michiel Rienstra, Irina Savelieva, Renate Schnabel, Moritz F. Sinner, Philipp Sommer, Sakis Themistoclakis, Isabelle C. Van Gelder, Panagiotis E. Vardas, Atul Verma, Reza Wakili, Evelyn Weber, David Werring, Stephan Willems, André Ziegler, Gerhard Hindricks, Paulus Kirchhof

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Abstract

There are major challenges ahead for clinicians treating patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). The population with AF is expected to expand considerably and yet, apart from anticoagulation, therapies used in AF have not been shown to consistently impact on mortality or reduce adverse cardiovascular events. New approaches to AF management, including the use of novel technologies and structured, integrated care, have the potential to enhance clinical phenotyping or result in better treatment selection and stratified therapy. Here, we report the outcomes of the 6th Consensus Conference of the Atrial Fibrillation Network (AFNET) and the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), held at the European Society of Cardiology Heart House in Sophia Antipolis, France, 17-19 January 2017. Sixty-two global specialists in AF and 13 industry partners met to develop innovative solutions based on new approaches to screening and diagnosis, enhancing integration of AF care, developing clinical pathways for treating complex patients, improving stroke prevention strategies, and better patient selection for heart rate and rhythm control. Ultimately, these approaches can lead to better outcomes for patients with AF.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-407
Number of pages13
JournalEUROPACE
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event6th joint AFNET / EHRA consensus conference: Integrating new approaches to atrial fibrillation in an era of digital evolution - European Heart House, Sophia Antipolis, France
Duration: 17 Jan 201719 Jan 2017
Conference number: 6th
https://www.kompetenznetz-vorhofflimmern.de/en/results/scientific-conferences-and-symposia/afnet-ehra-consensus-conferences/6th-joint-afnet-ehra

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Keywords

  • Anticoagulation
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Bleeding
  • Catheter ablation
  • Integrated care
  • Outcomes
  • Quality of care
  • Rate control
  • Research
  • Research priorities
  • Rhythm control
  • Screening
  • Stroke
  • Technology

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    Kotecha, D., Breithardt, G., Camm, A. J., Lip, G. Y. H., Schotten, U., Ahlsson, A., Arnar, D., Atar, D., Auricchio, A., Bax, J., Benussi, S., Blomstrom-Lundqvist, C., Borggrefe, M., Boriani, G., Brandes, A., Calkins, H., Casadei, B., Castellá, M., Chua, W., ... Kirchhof, P. (2018). Integrating new approaches to atrial fibrillation management: The 6th AFNET/EHRA Consensus Conference. EUROPACE, 20(3), 395-407. https://doi.org/10.1093/europace/eux318