Universitatea de Medicina si Farmacie “Carol Davila” (UMFCD) is the largest and one of the oldest medical schools in Romania. The clinical departments of UMFCD are located in more than 20 university hospitals in Bucharest. All the 167 departments are involved in basic and clinical research. UMFCD participated in 9 European Research projects accounting for 200 million Euro, developing a specific expertise in the management of European projects.
The present work will be carried out in the UMFCD’s university hospitals with Cardiology and Internal medicine departments with an important expertise in clinical research in atrial fibrillation, complex comorbidity population, older and frail population. The present team leader coordinated the first national registry on atrial fibrillation which included more than 3.000 patients followed-up over 1 year in 30 national centers. Also, UMFCD departments which are involved in the present proposal are participating in the Eurobservational Research Programme of the ESC both as coordinator and as participant centers.
The scientists involved in AFFIRMO have extensive expertise in conducting large longitudinal observational studies, in clinical research in atrial fibrillation and international project management.