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Dr. Ngai Yin Chan became a member of the Society in 2011 and was advanced to Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society in 2012. He is one of over 100 members of the Society who reside in China, the second-largest population of Society members outside of North America.

The Heart Rhythm Society announces the appointment of Peng-Sheng Chen, MD, FHRS, as the new editor-in-chief of HeartRhythm, the official journal of HRS. Effective January 2014, Dr. Chen will replace Douglas Zipes, MD, FHRS, who will have served as editor-in-chief for ten years after founding the Journal in 2004. Currently, Dr. Chen is the Professor of Medicine, Director of the Krannert Institute of Cardiology and the Division of Cardiology, and Medtronic-Zipes Chair in Cardiology at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. Additionally, Dr. Chen is an associate editor on the HeartRhythm editorial board and has served on the Journal’s editorial board since 2005.

The Training and Credentialing Committee of the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES) launched a comprehensive review of advanced electrophysiology (EP) fellowships in an effort to ensure the highest possible standards for training programs and practitioners in the field. The report, Recommendations for Advanced Fellowship Training in Clinical Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology, expands upon guidelines published in 2005 and a supplemental consensus statement issued by PACES and the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) in 2008.  This new report will be featured in the May edition of HeartRhythm, the official journal of HRS.

BOSTON – For the first time, a significant and direct correlation has been shown between the specific region of the body where obese individuals carry their weight and the increased risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD).  Specifically, obese individuals with an “apple” shape figure, or larger waste-to-hip ratio (WHR), are at greater risk than those with a more “pear” shaped figure, or smaller WHR.