The Kansas City Heart Rhythm Symposium is the first EP-focused medical education event for the neighboring four state regions. A variety of topics will provide specialists and generalists an update on the evolution of disease processes, diagnostic tools, therapeutic strategies and ethical issues in the advancement of patient care.
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On February 26, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a recall of 48 individual Medtronic ICDs and CRT-Ds, identified by the devices' serial numbers.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Medical Device Safety Communication announcing a firmware update that addresses 2 previously reported safety concerns. The update includes a battery performance alert and improved cybersecurity for certain high voltage implantable cardiac devices (ICDs and CRT-Ds). Abbott has sent a medical device advisory to physicians making them aware of the firmware update.
2018 ACC/HRS/NASCI/SCAI/SCCT Expert Consensus Document on Optimal Use of Ionizing Radiation in Cardiovascular Imaging: Best Practices for Safety an...33740
The Heart Rhythm Society endorsed the document on January 10, 2018.
May 2, 2018—The stimulus to create this document was the recognition that ionizing radiation-based cardiovascular procedures are being performed with increasing frequency. Although the clinical benefit of these procedures is substantial, there is concern about the implications of medical radiation exposure both to patients and to medical personnel. This document’s purpose is to assist cardiovascular practitioners to provide optimal cardiovascular care when employing ionizing radiation in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
This document is a more comprehensive treatment of the knowledge base covered in two documents published under this document’s title with subtitles "Part 1: Radiation Physics and Radiation Biology" and "Part 2: Radiological Equipment Operation, Dose-Sparing Methodologies, Patient and Medical Personnel Protection."
Dr. Ross is a nurse practitioner with Arizona Arrhythmia Consultants in Scottsdale, Arizona, who has been managing medication and device therapies for patients across the spectrum of heart rhythm disorders since 2001. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Arizona State University and has a PhD in Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology.
Medtronic Extends Voluntary Recall to Include 752 ICDs and CRT-D Units Due to Lack of Electrical Shock Delivery
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November 27, 2017—The 2017 ACC/HRS Lifelong Learning Statement for Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialists complements the 2015 ACC/AHA/HRS Advanced Training Statement on clinical cardiac electrophysiology by focusing on the competencies expected of practicing cardiac electrophysiologists throughout their careers. It also recognizes those competencies that exceed standard expectations and may be achieved and maintained by some cardiac electrophysiologists based on their specific training and practice focus. This document provides examples of appropriate measures for assessing competence in the context of lifelong learning.
HRS and its leadership are committed to finding viable solutions that work for our member community. HRS wants its members to get back to taking care of their patients rather than trying to navigate the complexities of the MOC process or spending countless hours away from their practices.