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Management of asymptomatic arrhythmias: a European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) consensus document, endorsed by the Heart Failure Association (HFA), Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS), Cardiac Arrhythmia Society of Southern Africa (CASSA), and Latin America Heart Rhythm Society (LAHRS)

D.O. Arnar (Iceland, Chair), G.H. Mairesse (Belgium, Co-Chair), G. Boriani (Italy), H. Calkins (USA, HRS representative), A. Chin (South Africa, CASSA representative), A. Coats (United Kingdom, HFA representative), J.-C. Deharo (France), J.H. Svendsen (Denmark), H. Heidbüchel (Belgium), R. Isa (Chile, LAHRS representative), J.M. Kalman (Australia, APHRS representative), D.A. Lane (United Kingdom), R. Louw (South Africa, CASSA representative), G.Y.H. Lip (United Kingdom, Denmark), P. Maury (France), T. Potpara (Serbia), F. Sacher (France), P. Sanders (Australia, APHRS representative), N. Varma (USA, HRS representative), L. Fauchier (France)

The review covers the principal statements of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) consensus document on management of patients with asymptomatic arrhythmias. The consensus is focused on the approaches to risk stratification and the options of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment of these patients, taking into account existing evidence.

Key words: consensus, asymptomatic arrhythmias.

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