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Proietti, Marco; Lip, Gregory Y. H.; Laroche, Cecile; Fauchier, Laurent; Marin, Francisco; Nabauer, Michael; Potpara, Tatjana; Dan, Gheorghe-Andrei; Kalarus, Zbigniew; Tavazzi, Luigi; Maggioni, Aldo Pietro and Boriani, Giuseppe (2021): Relation of outcomes to ABC (Atrial Fibrillation Better Care) pathway adherent care in European patients with atrial fibrillation: an analysis fromthe ESC-EHRA EORPAtrial Fibrillation General Long-Term (AFGen LT) Registry. In: Europace, Vol. 23, No. 2: pp. 174-183

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Aims There has been an increasing focus on integrated, multidisciplinary, and holistic care in the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF). The `Atrial Fibrillation Better Care' (ABC) pathway has been proposed to streamline integrated care in AF. We evaluated the impact on outcomes of an ABC adherent management in a contemporary real-life European-wide AF cohort. Methods and results Patients enrolled in the ESC-EHRA EURObservational Research Programme in AF General Long-Term Registry with baseline data to evaluate ABC criteria and available follow-up data were considered for this analysis. Among the original 11 096 AF patients enrolled, 6646 (59.9%) were included in this analysis, of which 1996 (30.0%) managed as ABC adherent. Patients adherent to ABC care had lower CHA2DS2-VASc and HAS-BLED scores (mean +/- SD, 2.68 +/- 1.57 vs. 3.07 +/- 1.90 and 1.26 +/- 0.93 vs. 1.58 +/- 1.12, respectively;P < 0.001). At 1-year follow-up, patients managed adherent to ABC pathway compared to non-adherent ones had a lower rate of any thromboembolic event (TE)/acute coronary syndrome (ACS)/cardiovascular (CV) death (3.8% vs. 7.6%), CV death (1.9% vs. 4.8%), and all-cause death (3.0% vs. 6.4%) (all P < 0.0001). On Cox multivariable regression analysis, ABC adherent care showed an association with a lower risk of any TE/ACS/CV death [hazard ratio (HR): 0.59, 95% confidence interval (CI): 0.44-0.79], CV death (HR: 0.52, 95% CI: 0.35-0.78), and all-cause death (HR: 0.57, 95% CI: 0.43-0.78). Conclusion In a large contemporary cohort of European AF patients, a clinical management adherent to ABC pathway for integrated care is associated with a significant lower risk for cardiovascular events, CV death, and all-cause death.

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