Evaluation and management of the atrial fibrillation patient: A report from the society of cardiovascular patient care

Benjamin A. Steinberg, Philip D. Beckley, Thomas F. Deering, Carol L. Clark, Alpesh N. Amin, Kenneth A. Bauer, Byron Cryer, Moussa Mansour, James M. Scheiman, Marco A. Zenati, L. Kristin Newby, W. Frank Peacock, Deepak L. Bhatt

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Abstract

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac dysrhythmia, and its prevalence is growing. The care of patients with AF is complex and involves multiple specialties and venues of care. Guideline recommendations are available for AF therapy; however, their implementation can be challenging. The Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care has developed an accreditation program, formulated by an expert committee on AF. Accreditation is based on specific criteria in 7 domains: (1) community outreach, (2) prehospital care, (3) early stabilization, (4) acute care, (5) transitions of care, (6) clinical quality measures, and (7) governance. This document presents the rationale, discussion, and supporting evidence for these criteria, in an effort to maximize effective and efficient AF care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-115
Number of pages9
JournalCritical pathways in cardiology
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2013

Keywords

  • Accreditation
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Emergency department
  • Guidelines
  • Society for Cardiovascular Patient Care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Steinberg, B. A., Beckley, P. D., Deering, T. F., Clark, C. L., Amin, A. N., Bauer, K. A., Cryer, B., Mansour, M., Scheiman, J. M., Zenati, M. A., Newby, L. K., Peacock, W. F., & Bhatt, D. L. (2013). Evaluation and management of the atrial fibrillation patient: A report from the society of cardiovascular patient care. Critical pathways in cardiology, 12(3), 107-115. https://doi.org/10.1097/HPC.0b013e31829834ed