2008 Heart Rhythm Society/Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society Clinical Competency Statement

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Training Pathways for Implantation of Cardioverter-Defibrillators (ICDs) and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) Devices in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Patients

This clinical document details the training for ICD/CRT implants in patients who are either in the pediatric age range (birth–18 years of age) with or without congenital heart disease or adults with congenital heart disease. The health care team involved in the care of these patients should have knowledge and expertise about the implantation indications, implantation techniques, complications, programming, and follow-up for these devices, as well as the nontechnical treatment issues relevant to children.

This document has been retired and replaced by 2013 "Recommendations for Advanced Fellowship Training in Clinical Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology."