2018 Korean guideline of atrial fibrillation management

Boyoung Joung, Jung Myung Lee, Ki Hong Lee, Tae Hoon Kim, Eue Keun Choi, Woo Hyun Lim, Ki Woon Kang, Jaemin Shim, Hong Euy Lim, Junbeom Park, So Ryoung Lee, Young Soo Lee, Jin Bae Kim

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Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia in the general population. The Korean Heart Rhythm Society organized a Korean AF Management Guideline Committee and analyzed all available studies regarding the management of AF, including studies on Korean patients. This guideline is based on recent data of the Korean population and the recent guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology, European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, American Heart Association, and Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society. Expert consensus or guidelines for the optimal management of Korean patients with AF were achieved after a systematic review with intensive discussion. This article provides general principles for appropriate risk stratification and selection of anticoagulation therapy in Korean patients with AF. This guideline deals with optimal stroke prevention, screening, rate and rhythm control, risk factor management, and integrated management of AF.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1033-1080
Number of pages48
JournalKorean Circulation Journal
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Dec

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This study was supported by a research grant from the Korean Healthcare Technology R&D project funded by the Ministry of Health & Welfare (HI15C1200).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 Korean Society of Circulation. All rights reserved.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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