Rationale, Considerations, and Goals for Atrial Fibrillation Centers of Excellence: A Heart Rhythm Society Perspective
May 5, 2020—This document reviews the rationale for atrial fibrillation (AF) “centers of excellence” (CoE), the available evidence for integrated and multidisciplinary care, and future challenges and opportunities. It also defines the key priorities to be used as a guide for the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and its diverse stakeholders to build consensus on defining the core components of an AF CoE.
This document builds on the work of a diverse, multiple-stakeholder Think Tank meeting and multidisciplinary Interpro Forum educational activity held in January 2019, both led by the HRS. When examining the current clinical landscape, the Think Tank concluded that there is a clear need for AF CoEs to improve AF care and its delivery.