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Almanac 2015: atrial fibrillation research in Heart
  1. Muhammad Jawad-Ul-Qamar1,2,
  2. Paulus Kirchhof1,2,3,4,5
  1. 1Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
  2. 2SWBH NHS Trust, Birmingham, UK
  3. 3UHB NHS Trust, Birmingham, UK
  4. 4Atrial Fibrillation NETwork (AFNET), Münster, Germany
  5. 5Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Hospital of the University of Münster, Münster, Germany
  1. Correspondence to
    Professor Paulus Kirchhof, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, Institute for Biomedical Research, 1st floor, Room no. 136, Vincent Drive, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK; p.kirchhof{at}, PKirchhofPA{at}


Atrial fibrillation continues to attract interest in the cardiovascular community and in Heart. Over 60 original research and review papers published in Heart in 2014–2015 cover various aspects of atrial fibrillation, from associated conditions and precipitating factors to new approaches to management. Here, we provide an overview of articles on atrial fibrillation published in Heart in 2014–2015, highlighting new developments, emerging concepts and novel approaches to treatment.

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