2008 ACC/AHA/HRS Guidelines for Device-Based Therapy of Cardiac Rhythm Abnormalities
May 23, 2008—The American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the Heart Rhythm Society jointly released an update to the ACC/AHA/NASPE 2002 Guideline Update for Implantation of Cardiac Pacemakers and Antiarrhythmia Devices.
The guidelines for device-based therapy of cardiac rhythm abnormalities update the previous version published in 2002. This revision covers:
- major studies on bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias, which may be treated optimally with device therapy;
- changes in the management of heart failure that involve both drug and device therapy; and
- advances in the technology of devices to treat, delay, and even prevent morbidity and mortality from bradyarrhythmias, tachyarrhythmias, and heart failure.