2018 EHRA Expert Consensus Statement on Lead Extraction: Recommendations on Definitions, Endpoints, Research Trial Design, and Data Collection Requirements for Clinical Scientific Studies and Registries: Endorsed by APHRS/HRS/LAHRS
The Heart Rhythm Society endorsed the document on January 8, 2018.
This expert consensus statement provides recommendations for designing scientific studies, reports, and registries relating to lead extraction. The recommendations are directed to all scientists and health care professionals and are pertinent to clinical trials, registries, guidelines, quality assurance, and educational programs. The document also lists numerous gaps in evidence related to lead extraction, with the purpose to trigger joint collaboration in scientific trials and registries.