Published: 23 August 2022
Author(s): Marco Vitolo, Marco Proietti, Vincenzo L. Malavasi, Niccolo’ Bonini, Giulio Francesco Romiti, Jacopo F. Imberti, Laurent Fauchier, Francisco Marin, Michael Nabauer, Tatjana S. Potpara, Gheorghe-Andrei Dan, Zbigniew Kalarus, Aldo Pietro Maggioni, Deirdre A. Lane, Gregory Y H Lip, Giuseppe Boriani, ESC-EHRA EORP-AF Long-Term General Registry Investigators
Section: Original article

In recent years, the Atrial Fibrillation Better Care (ABC) pathway has been proposed as a holistic and structured approach to atrial fibrillation (AF) management [1,2]. The ABC pathway is based on three key elements: (A) Anticoagulation/Avoid stroke, i.e. offering stroke prevention with appropriate oral anticoagulation (OAC) according to the CHA2D2VASc score; (B) Better symptom management, i.e. patient-centred symptom-guided decision on rate or rhythm control; (C) cardiovascular and other comorbidities management with the optimal medical therapy [1].


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