Thank you to all who attended our recent edition of the NIPC Series: Atrial Fibrillation – Patient Management under new Guidelines on July 27th.  Over 600 registered for this event from 15 countries. Feedback from attendees has been hugely positive. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to fantastic speakers Prof Gabor Szeplaki, Dr Stephen Tuohy, Prof Lis Neubeck and our chair for the evening Dr Kieran Whyte. We would also like to thank our sponsors Johnson and Johnson, and you, the audience for making this such an engaging and interactive session.

 If you missed this webinar, or would like to watch it again, you can now view the recording linked below, remember to log in or register to access.

 Up to 30% of people with Atrial Fibrillation are asymptomatic. This session highlighted the importance of early detection and how it can avoid later complications in the future. Speakers also discussed the latest guidelines and technologies used in the management of Atrial fibrillation. Check out the key take-aways from each session below or watch the recording now.


Agenda Included:

The importance of early intervention in Atrial Fibrillation

Prof Gabor Szeplaki,
Head of Cardiac Electrophysiology,
Mater Private Hospital, Dublin

Latest guidelines on management of Atrial Fibrillation

Dr Stephen Tuohy,
Consultant Cardiologist / Cardiac Electrophysiologist,
University Hospital Limerick & Bon Secours, Limerick

Use of digital technologies in Atrial Fibrillation

Prof Lis Neubeck,
Professor of Cardiovascular Health,
Edinburgh Napier University and
President, Association of Cardiovascular
Nursing and Allied Professions


Panel Discussion

Chair: Dr.Kieran Whyte
GP, Fr. Griffin Road and Mervue HSE Clinic

Key Points:

  1. Prof. Gabor Szeplaki discussed the importance of early detection and intervention of Atrial Fibrillation, which is the most common heart rhythm disturbance. Prof Szeplaki also discussed the use of catheter ablation for AF patients. 
  2. Dr. Stephen Tuohy presented the ‘ESC Guidelines for Management of Atrial Fibrillation’. The 2020 ESC guidelines for the diagnosis and management of  Atrial Fibrillation was developed in collaboration with the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic surgery. Dr. Tuohy also made recommendations for the prevention of thromboembolic events in atrial fibrillation and outlined of rate control therapy.
  3. Prof. Lis Neubeck discussed how a large number of Atrial Fibrillation patients are asymptomatic. There is now a number of different mechanisms and technologies available to pick up Atrial Fibrillation in the community. Prof Neubeck focused on a study with AliveCor, an iPhone & Android based ECG.

If you missed the last NIPC Series: Atrial Fibrillation – Patient Management under new Guidelines, you can now catch the recorded session on-demand now. Log-In or Join the NIPC Alliance to view.

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