2016 ESC Guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation developed in collaboration with EACTS: The Task Force for the management of atrial fibrillation of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Developed with the special contribution of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) of the ESC. Endorsed by the European Stroke Organisation (ESO).

Paulus Kirchhof, Stefano Benussi, Dipak Kotecha, Anders Ahlsson, Dan Atar, Barbara Casadei, Manuel Castella, Hans-Christoph Diener, Hein Heidbuchel, Jeroen Hendriks, Gerhard Hindricks, Antonis S Manolis, Jonas Oldgren, Bogdan Alexandru Popescu, Ulrich Schotten, Bart Van Putte, Panagiotis Vardas

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-88
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Early online date23 Sept 2016
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 23 Sept 2016


  • Guidelines
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Anticoagulation
  • Vitamin K antagonists
  • Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants
  • Left atrial appendage occlusion
  • Rate control
  • Cardioversion
  • Rhythm control
  • Antiarrhythmic drugs
  • Upstream therapy
  • Catheter ablation
  • AF surgery
  • Valve repair
  • Pulmonary vein isolation
  • Left atrial ablation

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