Atrial fibrillation management by practice cardiologists: a prospective survey on the adherence to guidelines in the real world.

@article{Meiltz2008AtrialFM,
  title={Atrial fibrillation management by practice cardiologists: a prospective survey on the adherence to guidelines in the real world.},
  author={Alexandre Meiltz and M. J. P. Canny J. Dainty A. F. G. Dixon WEschrich D. Zimmermann and Philip Urban and Antoine Bloch},
  journal={Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={10 6},
  pages={674-80}
}
AIMS The purpose of this prospective study was to characterize the clinical profile of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) in cardiology practice and to assess how successfully guidelines have been implemented in real-world practice. METHODS AND RESULTS This prospective study involved 23 cardiologists established in office practice in Geneva. Enrollment started on 1 January 2005 and ended on 31 December 2005. Consecutive patients were included if they were >18 years and had AF documented… CONTINUE READING