J Korean Med Assoc.  2019 May;62(5):265-274. 10.5124/jkma.2019.62.5.265.

Guideline of atrial fibrillation management

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  • 1Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. cby6908@yuhs.ac

Abstract

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia in the general population. The Korean Heart Rhythm Society organized a Korean Atrial Fibrillation Management Guideline Committee and analyzed all available studies regarding the management of AF, including studies on Korean patients. This guideline is based on recent data of the Korean population and the recent guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology, European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, American Heart Association, and Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society. Expert consensus or guidelines for the optimal management of Korean patients with AF were achieved after a systematic review with intensive discussion. This article provides general principles for appropriate risk stratification and selection of anticoagulation therapy in Korean patients with AF. This guideline deals with optimal stroke prevention, screening, rate and rhythm control, risk factor management, and integrated management of AF.

Keyword

Atrial fibrillation; Guideline; Anticoagulants; Therapy

MeSH Terms

American Heart Association
Anticoagulants
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Asia
Atrial Fibrillation*
Cardiology
Consensus
Heart
Humans
Mass Screening
Risk Factors
Stroke
Anticoagulants
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