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Register now for compilmentary webinar on new ABC approach to managing AF
Arrhythmia Alliance has launched a new, free, webinar — chaired by Professor Gregory Lip and Professor Tatjana Potpara — on the 2020 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) atrial fibrillation (AF) guidelines. This comprehensive webinar, which precedes our upcoming series of updates from leading arrhythmia experts, reviews the new “ABC” approach to managing AF that is outlined in the guidelines. With this approach, “A” represents “Anti-coagulation/avoid stroke”, “B” stands for “Better symptom control”, and “C” equals “Cardiovascular and Comorbidity Optimisation”.
ESC AF Guidelines – What do they mean in practice?
Management of Atrial Fibrillation: Easy as ABC
Professor Tatjana Potpara (School of Medicine, Belgrade University, Belgrade, Serbia) &
Professor Gregory Lip (Price-Evans Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK)
A holistic approach to AF patient care: From CC to ABC
Professor Tajana Potpara
Professor Potpara is Head of Department at Cardiology Clinic, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia. Her main research interest is in cardiac arrhythmias — specifically, atrial fibrillation. Alongside Professor Gerhard Hindrinks (University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany), she chaired the writing committee of the 2020 ESC AF guidelines.
‘A’ Avoid stroke
Professor Gregory Lip
Professor Lip is the Price-Evans Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Liverpool, UK. He is also Director of the Liverpool Centre for Cardiovascular Science at the University of Liverpool and Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital. He has a keen interest in atrial fibrillation and developed the ABC (Atrial Fibrillation Better Care) pathway that has now been incorporated into the ESC guidelines.
‘B’ Better symptom management with rate or rhythm control
Professor Dhiraj Gupta
Professor Gupta is a consultant cardiologist at the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital (LHCH), which provides a regional electrophysiology (EP) service to a population of 2.8 million. He is a high-volume operator in interventional EP and is the trust lead for its left atrial appendage occluder (LAAO) service. In 2017, he received a national Bronze Clinical Excellence Award.
‘C’ Cardiovascular risk and comorbidity optimisation
Professor Gerhard Hindricks
Professor Hindricks is the Medical Director of the Leipzig Heart Center (Leipzig, Germany) and is Director of the Department of Electrophysiology & Arrhythmia at the Heart Center. A Past President of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), he (along with Professor Potpara) chaired the writing committee of the 2020 ESC AF guidelines.
Streamlining AF patient management in an integrated, holistic manner
Professor Deirdre Lane
Professor Lane is a Reader in Cardiovascular Health at the University of Liverpool and an Adjunct Professor of Cardiovascular Health at Aalborg University, Denmark. Prior to this, she worked as an Academic Fellow and Non-Clinical Lecturer in the University Department of Medicine, City Hospital, Birmingham, Birmingham, UK. Her main research interest is atrial fibrillation, with two major themes — patient-centred research and stroke and bleeding risk stratification and stroke prevention.
Upon successful registration, you will receive a link to watch the webinar.