Perspectives by a position statement on atrial fibrillation in acute heart failure a: Mechanisms and therapeutic approaches

Anatol J Cardiol. 2020 Jun;23(6):308-311. doi: 10.14744/AnatolJCardiol.2020.17064.


The co-existence of atrial fibrillation (AF) and acute heart failure (AHF) is frequently reported and can exacerbate either or both of them. Their combination leads to increased morbidity and mortality. Although there has been a lack of studies on the prevalence and significance, as well as the treatment, of AF in patients with AHF, a position statement from the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association and European Heart Rhythm Association has recently reviewed the latest evidence on AF in the setting of AHF. The purpose of this paper is to briefly overview the crucial aspects of this consensus document.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Atrial Fibrillation / complications
  • Atrial Fibrillation / drug therapy*
  • Consensus Development Conferences as Topic*
  • Europe
  • Heart Failure / complications
  • Heart Failure / drug therapy*
  • Humans
  • Societies, Medical
  • Turkey