2008 ACC/AHA/HRS Guidelines for Device-Based Therapy of Cardiac Rhythm Abnormalities
April 14, 2008 — The American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association and the Heart Rhythm Society jointed released an update to the 2002 guidelines for device-based therapy of cardiac rhythm abnormalities.
The Guidelines for Device-Based Therapy of Cardiac Rhythm Abnormalities document updates the previous version published in 2002. This revision covers:
- major studies on bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias, which may be treated optimally with device therapy;
- changes in the management of heart failure that involve both drug and device therapy; and
- advances in the technology of devices to treat, delay, and even prevent morbidity and mortality from bradyarrhythmias, tachyarrhythmias, and heart failure.