2012 HRS/EHRA/ECAS expert consensus statement on catheter and surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation: recommendations for patient selection, procedural techniques, patient management and follow-up, definitions, endpoints, and research trial design

Hugh Calkins, Karl Heinz Kuck, Riccardo Cappato*, Josep Brugada, A. John Camm, Shih-Ann Chen, Harry J. G. Crijns, Ralph J., Jr. Damiano, D. Wyn Davies, John DiMarco, James Edgerton, Kenneth Ellenbogen, Michael D. Ezekowitz, David E. Haines, Michel Haissaguerre, Gerhard Hindricks, Yoshito Iesaka, Warren Jackman, Jose Jalife, Pierre JaisJonathan Kalman, David Keane, Young-Hoon Kim, Paulus Kirchhof, George Klein, Hans Kottkamp, Koichiro Kumagai, Bruce D. Lindsay, Moussa Mansour, Francis E. Marchlinski, Patrick M. McCarthy, J. Lluis Mont, Fred Morady, Koonlawee Nademanee, Hiroshi Nakagawa, Andrea Natale, Stanley Nattel, Douglas L. Packer, Carlo Pappone, Eric Prystowsky, Antonio Raviele, Vivek Reddy, Jeremy N. Ruskin, Richard J. Shemin, Hsuan-Ming Tsao, David Wilber

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This is a report of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Task Force on Catheter and Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation, developed in partnership with the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), a registered branch the European Society of Cardiology and the European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society (ECAS), and in collaboration with the American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Heart Association (AHA), the Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS), and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). This is endorsed by the governing bodies of the ACC Foundation, the AHA, the ECAS, the EHRA, the STS, the APHRS, and the HRS.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-257
JournalJournal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012


  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Catheter ablation
  • Surgical ablation

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