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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|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.
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.
2005 — This publication covers mechanisms and consequences of mechanical and electrical remodeling in heart failure (HF), controlled trials of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) alone or combined with implantable cardioverter defibrillator, and expanded indications for electrical heart failure devices.
This document has been retired because it is no longer current.
March 28, 2014 - A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines and the Heart Rhythm Society; developed in collaboration with the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. The goal of this guideline is to establish revised guidelines for optimum management of atrial fibrillation. This guideline supersedes the "2006 ACC/AHA/ESC Guideline for the Management of Patients with Atrial Fibrillation" and the two subsequent focused updates from 2011.