Clinical Resources

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.

HRS Clinical Document Methodology

The HRS Clinical Document Development Methodology Manual and Policies transparently declares the standards by which the HRS develops clinical practice documents, which include clinical practice guidelines, expert consensus statements, scientific statements, clinical competency statements, task force policy statements, and proceedings statements.

2002 NASPE Position Statement: The Revised NASPE/BPEG Generic Code for Antibradycardia, Adaptive-Rate, and Multisite Pacing 

Device Therapy

February 2002—This Statement gives the revised NBG code, endorsed by the British Pacing and Electrophysiology Group (BPEG) and the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (NASPE, now known as Heart Rhythm Society) in 2001. This statement is more compatible with contemporary and emerging pacing technology with particular attention to the issue of multisite pacing.

This document was reaffirmed on February 7, 2018, and will be formally assessed by February 2023.

2001 The Role(s) of the Industry-Employed Allied Professional 

Allied Professional

March 2001 — The Ad Hoc NASPE/Industry Task Force developed this policy statement to clarify the role industry-employed allied professionals (IEAPs) should play in the clinical environment, with the objective of maintaining and improving high-quality and cost-effective care for patients with implanted cardiac rhythm devices.