National Heart Foundation of Australia and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand: Australian Clinical Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Atrial Fibrillation 2018

NHFA CSANZ Atrial Fibrillation Guideline Working Group, David Brieger, John Amerena, John Attia, Beata Bajorek, Kim H. Chan, Cia Connell, Ben Freedman, Caleb Ferguson, Tanya Hall, Haris Haqqani, Jeroen Hendriks, Charlotte Hespe, Joseph Hung, Jonathan M. Kalman, Prashanthan Sanders, John Worthington, Tristan D. Yan, Nicholas Zwar

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Abstract

In 2015, the National Heart Foundation of Australia (NHFA) and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) undertook a survey of emerging issues in cardiovascular disease. The goal was to prioritise clinical conditions that would benefit from locally developed contemporary guidelines. Individual diseases were evaluated according to burden of disease, the existence of treatment gaps, an evolving therapeutic landscape, evidence of inequity and the existence of local treatment guidelines. Atrial fibrillation (AF) scored highly in each of these categories. Specifically, AF was recognised as a burdensome condition with increasing prevalence, where large numbers of patients are not treated with anticoagulation, despite the clear benefit of this therapy in stroke prevention.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1209-1266
Number of pages58
JournalHeart Lung and Circulation
Volume27
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • National Heart Foundation -Australia
  • Guidelines
  • Diagnosis

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    NHFA CSANZ Atrial Fibrillation Guideline Working Group, Brieger, D., Amerena, J., Attia, J., Bajorek, B., Chan, K. H., Connell, C., Freedman, B., Ferguson, C., Hall, T., Haqqani, H., Hendriks, J., Hespe, C., Hung, J., Kalman, J. M., Sanders, P., Worthington, J., Yan, T. D., & Zwar, N. (2018). National Heart Foundation of Australia and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand: Australian Clinical Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Atrial Fibrillation 2018. Heart Lung and Circulation, 27(10), 1209-1266. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hlc.2018.06.1043