Two mechanisms have been identified in triggering and maintaining atrial fibrillation. One is the enhanced automaticity in one or more depolarizing foci, and the other is re-entry involving one or more aberrant circuits.
By the end of this program, the participant should be able to:
1. Understand the clinical practice guidelines of European Society of cardiology (ESC) for selecting best management strategies and determining risk-benefit ratio of a particular diagnostic or therapeutic means;
2. Apply the clinical practice guidelines of ESC for diagnosis, screening, and general management of Atrial Fibrillation (AF), as well as for prevention of stroke in AF;
3. Understand the Indian guidelines for selecting the right non-vitamin K oral coagulant (NOACs) for right patient for prevention of stroke in atrial fibrillation.
This course is specifically meant for cardiologists.
• ESC Guidelines
• ACC/AHA Guidelines
• Indian Guidelines