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May 8, 2014 - This expert consensus statement was developed in partnership between the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES) and the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and endorsed by the governing bodies of PACES, HRS, and the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) (which uses a different classification of evidence).

June 26, 2012 — The statement is the first of its kind to specifically address pacemaker device and mode selection, expanding upon the ACC/AHA/HRS 2008 guidelines for device-based therapy of cardiac rhythm abnormalities.

The new statement provides a state-of-the-art review of the field and reports consensus recommendations on pacemaker device and mode selection. It is a guide to facilitate the appropriate use of single vs. dual-chamber devices for patients who already meet guidelines for pacemaker implantation.

This document was developed in partnership with the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), a registered branch of the European Society of Cardiology, and the Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS); and in collaboration with the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF), the American Heart Association (AHA), the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES) and the Association for European Pediatric and Congenital Cardiology (AEPC).

March 20, 2006 — Following the recall event in 2005, the Guidant Corporation commissioned an independent panel charged with studying, analyzing, and evaluating the policies and procedure of the Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) business with regard to post-market device surveillance. This report summarizes the findings and recommendations of the panel.

August 31, 2010 — A new study on overall workforce trends in the field of cardiac electrophysiology (EP) reveals an increasing demand for EP professionals resulting from shifting demographic trends, evolving health reform policies, and improved procedural outcomes. The study, commissioned in 2009 by the Heart Rhythm Society, provides data from nearly 700 respondents, including EPs, allied professionals, and basic scientists currently working within the field of cardiac electrophysiology. It found substantial growth in the overall volume and complexity of cardiac procedures performed in the past decade.

March 2007 — Part I - This statement examines the relation of the resting ECG to its technology. Its purpose is to foster understanding of how the modern ECG is derived and displayed and to establish standards that will improve the accuracy and usefulness of the ECG in practice.  Part II -This statement provides a concise list of diagnostic terms for ECG interpretation that can be shared by students, teachers, and readers of electrocardiography.

September 21, 2010 – This statement is the result of a collaborative effort with interventional cardiologists and electrophysiology members from the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS). The document outlines and recommends standards for medical practitioners to use when performing and broadcasting live cardiovascular case demonstrations at medical meetings.

September, 2002 — Summary Article from the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (ACC/AHA/NASPE Committee on Pacemaker Implantation) (updating 1998 pacemaker guidelines).

This document has been retired and replaced by "ACC/AHA/HRS 2008 Guidelines for Device-Based Therapy of Cardiac Rhythm Abnormalities"  and subsequently by "2012 ACCF/AHA/HRS Focused Update Incorporated Into the ACCF/AHA/HRS 2008 Guidelines for Device-Based Therapy of Cardiac Rhythm Abnormalities."