February 28, 2013 — This document was developed by the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) and the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) along with key specialty societies. The document provides assessed levels of appropriateness for implanting ICDs and CRTs in 369 real-life case scenarios, with the goal of enhancing physician and patient decision making and improving care and health outcomes.
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The provision of services accompanying technology-based electrophysiological-related interventions created an opportunity for health care professionals to specialize in the field of cardiac rhythm management.Known as Allied Professionals (APs), this diverse group of nurses, physician assistants, technologists, technicians, and engineers is dedicated to promoting excellence in the care of patients with cardiac rhythm disorders.
|An update to this document was published in 2017 and is available at this link.|
May 13, 2009 — An international team of device and lead management experts from North America and Europe wrote this 2009 consensus document on the management of leads in patients with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs). Central to this effort was a focus on transvenous lead extraction, including standards for training and for the evaluation of new tools and techniques.
2002 Expert Consensus Statement: Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation in Children with and without Congenital Heart Disease1292
June 2002 — Based on the Consensus Conference held during the 21st Annual Scientific Sessions of the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (NASPE; now known as Heart Rhythm Society), this consensus statement covers issues of specific cardiac arrhythmias in children with or without congenital heart disease (CHD), the special needs of children and patients with CHD, and how best to meet these needs.
2003 Policy Statement on Catheter Ablation: Personnel, Policy, Procedures, and Therapeutic Recommendations1290
March 2003 — This Policy Statement provides updates about the rationale and indications for catheter ablative procedures and recommendations regarding electrophysiology laboratory personnel and facilities.
September 16, 2005 — Conference presented by the Heart Rhythm Society and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
May 2012 — The expert consensus statement provides first-of-its-kind clinical practice guidelines on the evaluation and management of asymptomatic young patients with a WPW electrocardiographic pattern. This is also the first collaboration between the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES) and the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS).
December 1, 2010 — This special report outlines the expert consensus, identifies knowledge gaps, and makes six specific research recommendations.
2008 Heart Rhythm Society/Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society Clinical Competency Statement1307
May 14, 2008 — 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."
November 2008 —This policy update revises the recommendations from the original statement published under the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (NASPE) in 2001. The current recommendations include revisions to criteria on billing and collection, assistance that should or should not be performed, and the proper supervision necessary.