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The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) offers its guidance through scientific and clinical documents to provide three main components vital to advancements in the heart rhythm field: analysis, discussion of current issues, and suggestions for clinical application. HRS documents provide guidance to our membership and other entities on issues that are timely and for which guidance is currently lacking or needs to be updated.

Stanford Biodesign New Arrhythmia Technologies Retreat will highlight, in a single day, the latest and emerging technologies in arrhythmia therapy. The Retreat is designed to serve as an expert forum of 50 key thought leaders and innovators to share their ideas about new and emerging technologies in arrhythmia management and diagnosis. Physicians and scientists will be asked to give brief talks about the emerging developments in their field, the key needs in cardiac arrhythmias in their area of expertise, and the likely solutions in the next 5 years. A speed-dating format will be used to highlight start-up companies in the field. Start-up innovators will be given the opportunity to speak about the start-up and medical device innovation process.

March 18, 2018—This expert consensus statement, based on a thorough review of the medical literature regarding cognitive function in arrhythmias, is intended to describe the impact of different types of arrhythmias on cognitive function, to highlight possible risk markers for cognitive decline, and to formulate implications for clinical practice regarding follow-up methods, prevention, and treatment strategies. The objective is to raise awareness of cognitive function among physicians treating patients with arrhythmias and to provide them with practical proposals that may lead to improvement of patient care in this regard.