Clinical Guidelines & Documents

Authored and endorsed clinical documents provide three main components vital to advancements in the heart rhythm field: analysis, discussion of current issues, and suggestions for clinical application. The Society plans to release two new documents during the 2017 HRS Scientific Sessions:

  1. 2017 Expert Consensus Statement on Catheter and Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation
    Scope: An update of the 2012 HRS/EHRA/ECAS Expert Consensus Statement on Catheter and Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation that will include recommendations for patient selection, procedural techniques, patient management and follow-up, definitions, endpoints, and research trial design.
  2. 2017 Expert Consensus Statement on MRI and Radiation Exposure in Patients with CIEDs
    Scope: This document will review the safety considerations and management of the CIED patients requiring imaging. The document will also describe the indications and considerations for MRI-conditional CIEDs, as well as protocols and programming for MRI imaging in patients with CIEDs.
  3. 2017 Expert Consensus Statement on Transvenous Lead Extraction
    Scope: An update of the 2009 Expert Consensus Statement on Lead Extraction in Patients with Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices that will include facilities, training, indications, and patient management. This document also would include treatment of CIED infections and devices and leads recall/advisory, reimplantation strategies, and registries.
 

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Featured Clinical Documents

24544 2015 HRS/EHRA/APHRS/SOLAECE Expert Consensus Statement on Optimal Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Programming and Testing

November 19, 2015 - The benefits and risks of ICD therapy for patients are directly impacted by the programming and surgical decisions made by the clinician. This expert consensus statement systemically describes four important clinical issues and addresses programming of: bradycardia mode and rate, tachycardia detection, tachycardia therapy, and intraprocedural testing of defibrillation efficacy.

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