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The Heart Rhythm Society affirmed the value on 8 June 2017.

This consensus document developed by the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Working Group on Thrombosis, with representation from the ESC Working Group on Valvular Heart Disease, Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS), South African Heart Association (SA Heart), and SOLAECE, addresses management of patients with atrial fibrillation and associated valvular heart disease (VHD), with up-to-date consensus recommendations for clinical practice for different forms of VHD.

December 13, 2005 — This is the first study designed to look at the relation between patient outcomes and physicians'/hospitals' volume of cardioverter-defibrillator implantation to determine whether implantation should be limited to physicians with high procedural volume.

Each year, the Heart Rhythm Society awards full-year Research Fellowships to individuals interested in clinical and basic research relating to the latest advances in electrophysiology. These Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships include a one-year stipend of $50,000, complimentary membership to the Society and complimentary registration to the Heart Rhythm Society's Annual Scientific Sessions.

At ACC’s Cardiovascular Summit you will experience how to effectively align strong leadership with innovative business strategies to fit the puzzle pieces together to ensure better care, smarting spending, healthier people and happier providers. Network with over 400 colleagues across the country while learning from the leading experts in the field of cardiology, business practices and leadership. Immerse yourself in an educational experience that leads to operational excellence, cost efficiency, leadership training and workforce satisfaction during this time of radical care delivery transformation.  

Heart failure (HF), previously called congestive heart failure, is a serious condition most commonly caused by weak pumping of the heart muscle. Poor heart pumping function can cause fatigue, leg swelling, and difficulty breathing, particularly with exertion. Lifestyle changes, medication, pacemakers, defibrillators and even open heart surgery can be used to treat heart failure.

Heart block is an abnormal heart rhythm where the heart beats too slowly (bradycardia). In this condition, the electrical signals that tell the heart to contract are partially or totally blocked between the upper chambers (atria) and the lower chambers (ventricles). For this reason, it is also called atrioventricular block (AV block).

Some abnormal heart rhythms can happen without the person knowing it, while some may cause the feeling of the heart “racing,” lightheadedness, or dizziness.  At some point in life, many adults have had short-lived heart rhythm changes that are not serious.