The year in cardiology 2017: arrhythmias and cardiac devices
█ Current opinion
Cecilia Linde1, Jan Steffel2*
1Heart and Vascular Theme, Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden;
2Division of Electrophysiology and Pacing, University Heart Center Zurich, Rämistrasse 100, CH-8091 Zurich, Switzerland
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.