2001 ACC/AHA/ESC Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Atrial Fibrillation | Heart Rhythm Society

2001 ACC/AHA/ESC Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

October 1, 2001—Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained rhythm disturbance. AF is often associated with structural heart disease, but a substantial proportion of patients with AF have no detectable heart disease. Hemodynamic impairment and thromboembolic events related to AF result in significant morbidity, mortality, and cost. The goal of this document is to provide guidance for better management of this frequent and complex arrhythmia. The document was approved by the governing bodies of the ACC, AHA, and ESC and officially endorsed by NASPE.


 This document has been retired. See 2014 AHA/ACC/HRS Guideline for the Management of Patients with Atrial Fibrillation and 2019 AHA/ACC/HRS Focused Update.

HRS Endorsed / Affirmed
Atrial Arrhythmias