About the Atrial Fibrillation (AF) e-Guidelines

This Atrial Fibrillation e-Guidelines lists recommendations presently in force from all AF guideline publications up to and including the 2016 Update. To assist the reader, the year in which the recommendation was established is indicated as part of the recommendation. For full details and evidence summaries, refer to the CCS AF Guidelines publications as cited at the bottom of each topic page.

The CCS gratefully acknowledges the generous volunteer contributions of the many primary and secondary panel members, organizations and individuals involved in the creation and dissemination of the AF Guidelines. Please see AF Guideline Panel Members for a complete list of the many volunteer panel members who have contributed to these guidelines.

Additional Guideline Tools and Resources

Additional guideline tools and resources including pocket guides, educational videos, slide decks and our very popular iCCS Guideline apps are available on the CCS website. Click the links below to learn more:

Development Process

The CCS has developed specific policies and procedures to ensure that our guidelines are high quality and transparent. Guideline development is overseen by the CCS Guidelines Committee and guideline topic development is undertaken by a multidisciplinary panel of topic experts. CCS follows the AGREE II Instrument as an overarching methodology and has adopted the GRADE Scale for rating the strength of recommendations and the quality of evidence. For more information visit www.ccs.ca/en/guidelines/development-process