Atrial fibrillation is the most common significant cardiac arrhythmia, responsible for approximately one-third of all hospital admissions of patients suffering from cardiac rhythm disturbances. It is responsible for an increased risk of stroke, heart failure and all-cause mortality. Moreover, AF patients management has a high clinical, social and economic impact. Goal of this WG, coordinated by Claudio Tondo, from Centro Cardiologico Monzino, is to build a team of experts able to understand how new technologies (epicardial and endocardial mapping) and new surgical techniques (LAA closure and hybrid approach) could be helpful in the treatment of atrial fibrillation and how to develop effective ways of delivering high quality cares with the potential to decrease healthcare costs.
Prof. Claudio Tondo
Centro Cardiologico Monzino, Milano
POLICLINICO SAN DONATO Carlo Pappone – MULTIMEDICA Antonio Sagone – AUXOLOGICO Mario Facchini – FONDAZIONE CA’ GRANDA Francesco Amborsini – MARIO NEGRI Lidia Staszewsky – OSPEDALE PEDIATRICO BAMBINO GESU’ Fabrizio Drago – POLICLINICO SAN MATTEO Roberto Rordorf – FONDAZIONE MAUGERI Simona Sarzi-Braga – HUMANITAS Riccardo Cappato – SAN RAFFAELE PISANA Maurizio Volterrani – ISMETT IRCCS Gabriele DI GESARO – NEUROMED Carmine Vecchione- IRCCS OSPEDALE POLICLINICO SAN MARTINO Gabriele Crimi – IRCCS POLICLINICO UNIVERSITARIO AGOSTINO GEMELLI IRCCS Gemma Pelargonio