May 13, 2015 - The Heart Rhythm Society, in partnership with the National Stroke Association, developed an survey initiative that sought characterize the impact of stroke on AF patients and their caregivers; gaps in knowledge and perspective among physicians and patients; and barriers to effective communication and optimal anticoagulation use.
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November 18, 2014 - The Heart Rhythm Society convened a research symposium on December 9–10, 2013, in Washington, DC, that focused on the prevention of atrial fibrillation (AF) as well as AF-related stroke and morbidity.Attendees sought to summarize advances in understanding AF since a 2008 National Institutes of Health(NIH) conference on this topic and to identify continued knowledge gaps and current research priorities. This resultant whitepaper was developed in collaboration with and endorsed by the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) and the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society (CHRS). It summarizes the deliberations of the attendees in an effort to accelerate progress toward preventing AF and its consequences.
June 1, 2016 - This consensus statement provides up-to-date clinical practice guidelines for the use of catheter ablation in children 0–18 years of age with any arrhythmia, and in all patients with congenital heart disease.
June 29, 2015 - The American College of Cardiology (ACC), the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) have collaborated in writing this overview as the first of a series of documents to address issues critical to the appropriate integration of new technologies into the care of patients with AF.
August 15, 2006 — A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines and the European Society of Cardiology Committee for Practice Guidelines
This document has been retired and replaced by "2014 AHA/ACC/HRS Guideline for the Management of Patients with Atrial Fibrillation."
January 2010 — This guideline was adapted from the ACC/AHA/ESC 2006 Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Atrial Fibrillation.
This document has been retired because it is no longer current.
October 2001 — NASPE endorsed ACC/AHA/ESC guidelines for the management of patients with atrial fibrillation.
Today, the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) in joint partnership with the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society (ECAS), Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS), and Sociedad Latinoamericana de Estimulación Cardíaca y Electrofisiología (SOLAECE) issued an international consensus statement that provides a state-of-the-art review of the indications, techniques, and outcomes of catheter and surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF). The 2017 HRS/EHRA/ECAS/APHRS/SOLAECE Expert Consensus Statement on Catheter and Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation, first issued in 2007, and again in 2012, represents a state-of-the art review of the field of catheter and surgical ablation of AF. This document is a complete and comprehensive revision of the 2012 statement and was presented today at Heart Rhythm 2017, the Heart Rhythm Society’s 38th Annual Scientific Sessions.
Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is an abnormal heart rhythm. The four chambers of the heart usually beat in a steady, rhythmic pattern. AFib means that the atria (upper chambers of the heart) are fibrillating or twitching quickly and creating an irregular rhythm.
The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), through its efforts during Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month in September and throughout the year, is working to increase public knowledge of AFib, including its symptoms, warning signs, and available treatment options.