The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) EURObservational Research Programme (EORP)-Atrial Fibrillation (AF) III Registry aims to identify contemporary patterns in AF management in clinical practice, assess their compliance with the 2016 ESC AF Guidelines, identify major gaps in guideline implementation, characterize the clinical practice settings associated with good versus poor guideline implementation and assess and compare the 1-year outcome of guideline-adherent versus guideline non-adherent management strategies.
Consecutive adult AF patients (n=8306) were enrolled between July 1st, 2018 and July 15th, 2019, and individual patient data were prospectively collected across 192 centres and 31 participating countries during the 3-month enrolment period per centre. The Registry collected baseline and 1-year follow-up data in the 8 main domains: patient demographic/enrolment setting, AF diagnosis/characterization, diagnostic assessment, stroke prevention treatments, arrhythmia-directed therapies, integrated AF management, major outcomes (death, non-fatal stroke or systemic embolic event, non-fatal bleeding event) and the quality of life questionnaire.
The EORP-AF III Registry is an international, prospective registry of care and outcomes of patients treated for AF, which will provide insights into the contemporary patterns in AF management, ESC AF Guidelines implementation in routine practice and barriers to optimal management of this highly prevalent arrhythmia.

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