Many guidelines exist for AF. These have been split into local and national guidelines. (External links are not controlled by the network.)
- Acute management of AF (GSTT, 02/2019)
AF is a common presenting complaint to the A&E department and aprevalent comorbidity in patients admitted to hospital for other cardiac and non-cardiac reasons. This guidance provides a rational approach to the acute management of newly-diagnosed AF.
- Guidelines for the management of new onset AF following cardiac surgery (GSTT, 02/2019)
Post operative AF (POAF) is defined as new-onset AF occurring after surgery but prior to hospital discharge. This common complication of cardiac surgery occurs in up to 30% of patients following coronary artery bypass grafting and up to 50% of patients following valve surgery.
- Guidance for listing patients for ablation of persistent AF (South London Cardiac ODN, 06/2019)
This provides criteria and considerations for patients listed for persistent AF ablation.
- NICE AF overview and interactive pathway (NICE, updated 05/2019)
- NICE AF quality standard QS93 (NICE, updated 02/2018)
- NICE AF management clinical guideline CG180 (NICE, updated 08/2014)
- ESC guidelines for the management of AF developed in collaboration with EACTS (ESC, 08/2016)