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HATCH Score of de Vos et al for Predicting Progression from Paroxysmal to Persistent Atrial Fibrillation

Purpose:

To identify a patient with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) who is likely to develop persistent disease using the HATCH score.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, disease progression

ICD-10:

I48

Description:

de Vos et al developed the HATCH score to evaluate a patient's risk for progression form paroxysmal to persistent atrial fibrillation (AF). These can help to identify a patient who may benefit from closer monitoring and more aggressive management. The authors are from Maastricht University in The Netherlands.

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