Screening for Atrial Fibrillation: 2017 European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) Consensus Document
The Heart Rhythm Society endorsed the document on May 30, 2017.
July 5, 2017—Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, occurring in 1–2% of the general population. An earlier detection of AF could allow an earlier adequate management to avoid later complications. Screening for AF is not yet recommended by all scientific AF guidelines, even in specific at-risk populations. This document summarizes the available data, discusses the different strategies, and highlights the importance of implicating all stakeholders from the various health systems.