Guidance for Rebooting Electrophysiology Through the COVID-19 Pandemic from the Heart Rhythm Society and the American Heart Association Electrocardiography and Arrhythmias Committee of the Council on Clinical Cardiology

June 12, 2020—In response to the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has created for electrophysiology (EP) practice, this document provides guidance for clinicians and institutions to reestablish safe EP care during the COVID-19 pandemic and addresses regional and local COVID-19 disease status, the role of viral screening and serologic testing, return-to-work considerations for exposed or infected health care workers, risk stratification and management strategies based on COVID-19 disease burden, institutional preparedness for resumption of elective procedures, patient preparation and communication, prioritization of procedures, and development of outpatient and periprocedural care pathways.

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