Patients with arrhythmias may experience complete or partial loss of consciousness, and questions about activities that are safe for them arise every day.
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June 29, 2015 - The American College of Cardiology (ACC), the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) have collaborated in writing this overview as the first of a series of documents to address issues critical to the appropriate integration of new technologies into the care of patients with AF.
September 18, 2015 - This Advanced Training Statement addresses the added competencies required of subsubspecialists in CCEP for diagnosis and management of patients with cardiac arrhythmias and conduction disturbances at a high level of skill. It is intended to complement the basic training in cardiac electrophysiology (EP) required of all trainees during the standard 3-year cardiovascular fellowship.
September 23, 2015 - Since 1980, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) have translated scientific evidence into clinical practice guidelines with recommendations to improve cardiovascular health.
August 1, 2012 — The expert consensus statement provides recommendations for the practical management of CRT patients before, during and after the implantation procedure. The statement does not discuss clinical indications for CRT therapy as these are covered by other guidelines statements.
2007 Addendum to Personal and Public Safety Issues Related to Arrhythmias that May Affect Consciousness1378
February 7, 2007 — This addendum to a 1996 advisory addresses driving restrictions in patients who receive an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) for primary prevention.
2017 HRS/EHRA/ECAS/APHRS/SOLAECE Expert Consensus Statement on Catheter and Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation30006
May 12, 2017 — The 2017 Expert Consensus Statement on Catheter and Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation represents a complete rewrite of the 2012 HRS/EHRA/ECAS Expert Consensus Statement. This document provides updated definitions, mechanisms, and rationale for atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation and consensus recommendations concerning indications, strategies, techniques, and endpoints, technology and tools, and follow-up considerations for AF ablation. The document also provides definitions to be used in clinical trials and recommendations that will impact clinical trial design. The document was developed in joint partnership with EHRA, ECAS, APHRS, and SOLAECE. Collaborators on the document include STS, ACC, AHA, CHRS, JHRS, and SOBRAC.
This document features a clinician summary (an educational derivative product of the full document), a slide set (an educational tool for electrophysiologists, cardiologists, and other licensed health care practitioners), an Executive Summary, and an interview with Hugh Calkins, MD, FHRS, by HeartRhythm Online Editor Daniel P. Morin, MD, MPH, FHRS.
The Catheter and Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation pocket card, a valuable educational reference tool created in partnership with Guideline Central, is available across multiple platforms, including print, electronic media, and the Guideline Central mobile app. Visit www.guidelinecentral.com to access the pocket card.
March 9, 2017 - Syncope has many causes and clinical presentations; the incidence depends on the population being evaluated. The purpose of this ACC/AHA/HRS guideline is to provide contemporary, accessible, and succinct guidance on the management of adult and pediatric patients with suspected syncope.
2017 HRS Expert Consensus Statement on Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Radiation Exposure in Patients with Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Dev...30015
May 11, 2017 — The 2017 HRS Expert Consensus Statement on Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Radiation Exposure in Patients with Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices presents recommendations intended to help health care providers of various backgrounds involved in the care of adult and pediatric patients with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) who are to undergo magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, and/or radiation treatment. The document also addresses the safety of employees with CIEDs who may come into an MRI environment.
This document features a clinician summary — an educational derivative product of the full document.
The MRI and Radiation Exposure in Patients with CIEDs pocket card, a valuable educational reference tool created in partnership with Guideline Central, is available across multiple platforms, including print, electronic media, and the Guideline Central mobile app. Visit www.guidelinecentral.com to access the pocket card.
May 8, 2017 — Ambulatory ECG (AECG) is commonly used in a variety of clinical contexts to detect cardiac arrhythmias and/or arrhythmia patterns that are not readily obtained from the standard ECG. Accurate and timely characterization of arrhythmias is crucial to direct therapies that can have an important impact on diagnosis, prognosis, or patient symptom status. The rhythm information derived from the large variety of AECG recording systems can often lead to appropriate and patient-specific medical and interventional management. This document provides background and framework from which to apply AECG techniques in clinical practice, as well as clinical research.