European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA)/European Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (EACPR) position paper on how to prevent atrial fibrillation endorsed by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS)

Bulent Gorenek, Emelia J Benjamin, Guiseppe Boriani, Harry J G M Crijns, Richard I Vogel, Isabelle C Van Gelder, Martin Halle, Gulmira Kudaiberdieva, Deirdre A Lane, Torben B Larsen, Gregory Lip, Maja-Lisa Lochen, Francisco Marin, Josef Niebauer, Prashanthan Sanders, Lale Tokgozoglu, Marc A Vos, David R van Wagoner, Antonio Pelliccia

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Abstract

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common arrhythmia and major healthcare problem
associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Several risk factors, triggers and medical disorders have been identified in the development of this arrhythmia. To address this issue, a Task Force was convened by the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) and the European Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (EACPR), endorsed by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and Asia-Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS), with the remit to comprehensively review the published evidence available, to publish a joint consensus document on the prevention of AF, and to provide up-to-date consensus recommendations for use in clinical practice. In this document, our aim is to summarize the association of each modifiable risk factor associated with AF and the available data on the impact of possible interventions directed at these factors in preventing or reducing the burden of AF.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)190-225
Number of pages36
JournalEuropace
Volume19
Issue number2
Early online date4 Nov 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2017

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