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2020 Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines

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Prof. Gerhard Hindricks, Heart Centre Leipzig, Germany
ESC 2020
The new 2020 atrial fibrillation (AF) guidelines advocate that patients with AF and their medical team should practice shared decision-making regarding treatment choices. The new guidelines were a collaboration between the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS). The new 2020 guidelines were presented at the ESC Congress 2020 by Prof. Gerhard Hindricks (Guidelines Task Force Chair; Heart Centre Leipzig, Germany), and published simultaneously online in the European Heart Journal [1,2]. “Patients want to be involved in decisions about their care and their preferences should be respected,” said Prof. Hindricks. Central to the new guidelines is an individualised approach to the Atrial fibrillation Better Care (ABC) pathway: Anticoagulation/Avoid stroke refers to anticoagu...

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