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José Merino, ESC 2020 – New ESC Guidelines for Atrial Fibrillation

Published Online: September 9th 2020

We caught up with Dr José Merino (Arrhythmia and Robotic Electrophysiology Unit, La Paz University Hospital, and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain) on the new ESC guidelines for atrial fibrillation.


  1. What are the limitations of current ablation treatments for patients with atrial fibrillation? (0.22)
  2. What are the major changes in the latest ESC atrial fibrillation guidelines? (3.08)
  3. What are your thoughts on the changes in guidelines relating to ablation procedures? (5.16)
  4. What are the implications of these new guidelines for clinical practice? (7.08)
  5. What are the major gaps in our knowledge and how can these be overcome? (8.37)

Speaker disclosures: Dr José Merino has received research and education contracts and fees from Abbott, Boston Scientific and Medtronic.

Support: Commissioned, edited and funded by Touch Medical Media.

Filmed during a remote video call with Dr José Merino, September 2020.

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