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 released 3 new documents during the 2015 HRS Scientific Sessions and is currently working on the below document, scheduled to be released in the fall of 2015:  

  1. HRS/EHRA/APHRS/SOLAECE Expert Consensus Statement on ICD Programming and Testing
    Scope: The consensus statement will focus on optimal programming for primary and secondary prevention ICDs, inappropriate shock avoidance programming (detection times, SVT discrimination, ATP), and use of defibrillation testing.

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Featured Clinical Documents

22543 2015 HRS Expert Consensus Statement on Remote Interrogation and Monitoring for Cardiovascular Electronic Implantable Devices

May 13, 2015 - The current document is developed from the foundations established by the 2008 HRS Consensus Statement as well as the 2012 International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiography and European Heart Rhythm Association’s Expert Consensus Statement on Remote Monitoring of CIEDs.  The goals of follow-up, definition of hardware, and personnel remain the same and will not be covered in this document except where evolution of remote technologies and responsibilities has occurred. The current document provides new recommendations based on data published since 2008, endorsing the need to maintain consistent follow-up, and outlining the limitations of strictly in-person methods.

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22544 2014 HRS/NSA Survey of Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke: Gaps in Knowledge and Perspective, Opportunities for Improvement

May 13, 2015 - The Heart Rhythm Society, in partnership with the National Stroke Association, developed an survey initiative that sought characterize the impact of stroke on AF patients and their caregivers; gaps in knowledge and perspective among physicians and patients; and barriers to effective communication and optimal anticoagulation use.

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