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Authored and endorsed clinical documents provide three main components vital to advancements in the heart rhythm field: analysis, discussion of current issues, and suggestions for clinical application.

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1996 AHA/NASPE Personal and Public Safety Issues Related to Arrhythmias That May Affect Consciousness: Implications for Regulation and Physician Recommendations

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September 1, 1996—Patients with arrhythmias may experience complete or partial loss of consciousness, and questions about activities that are safe for them arise every day.


 See 2007 Addendum to "Personal and Public Safety Issues Related to Arrhythmias That May Affect Consciousness: Implications for Regulation and Physician Recommendations. A Medical/Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology."