The European Heart Rhythm Association symptom classification for atrial fibrillation: validation and improvement through a simple modification

@inproceedings{Wynn2014TheEH,
  title={The European Heart Rhythm Association symptom classification for atrial fibrillation: validation and improvement through a simple modification},
  author={Gareth J Wynn and Derick Michael Todd and Matthew Webber and Laura J Bonnett and J Mcshane and Paulus Kirchhof and Dhiraj Gupta},
  booktitle={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={2014}
}
AIMS To validate the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) symptom classification in atrial fibrillation (AF) and test whether its discriminative ability could be improved by a simple modification. METHODS AND RESULTS We compared the EHRA classification with three quality of life (QoL) measures: the AF-specific Atrial Fibrillation Effect on QualiTy-of-life (AFEQT) questionnaire; two components of the EQ-5D instrument, a health-related utility which can be used to calculate cost… CONTINUE READING
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