The year in cardiology 2017: arrhythmias and cardiac devices


This traditional overview looks back at the year 2017, summarizing a selection of important and clinically relevant new developments in the fields of cardiac arrhythmias. From new data for the ablation of atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardias, over the most recent developments in anticoagulation, to the most recent advances in risk stratification and prevention of sudden cardiac death, we summarize the key findings of relevant studies and put them into perspective for the practicing cardiologist.

Once more, numerous relevant contributions on cardiac arrhythmias and devices were presented and published in the year 2017. For the present manuscript the authors identified a selected group of articles with potential impact in daily practice for the readers.

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