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.

2013 Recommendations for Advanced Fellowship Training in Clinical Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology

Training
Pediatric

April 30, 2013—The report expands upon guidelines published in 2005 and a supplemental consensus statement issued by the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES) and the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) in 2008.  The report provides an overview of training, didactic curriculum and research experience, clinical experience, and credentialing/certification. 

This document was reaffirmed on November 28, 2018, and will be formally assessed by November 2023.

2013 HRS/EHRA/APHRS Expert Consensus Statement on the Diagnosis and Management of Patients with Inherited Primary Arrhythmia Syndromes

Device Therapy
Clinical Ep

The objective of the consensus document is to provide clinical guidance for diagnosis, risk stratification and management of patients affected by inherited primary arrhythmia syndromes. It summarizes the opinion of the international writing group members based on their own experience and on a general review of the literature with respect to the clinical data on patients affected by channelopathies. This document does not address the indications of genetic testing in patients affected by inherited arrhythmias and their family members.

Electrophysiology (EP) Lab Standards: Process, Protocols, Equipment, Personnel and Safety

Clinical Ep
May 7, 2014—This expert consensus statement was written by experts and developed in collaboration with and endorsed by the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF), the American Heart Association (AHA), and the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES). Endorsed by Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS), European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), and Sociedad Latinoamericana de Estimulacion Cardiaca y Electrofisiologia (SOLAECE)-Latin American Society of Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology.

2015 ACC/AHA/HRS Advanced Training Statement on Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (A Revision of the ACC/AHA 2006 Update of the Clinical Competence Statement on Invasive Electrophysiology Studies, Catheter Ablation, and Cardioversion)

Clinical Ep
Training

September 18, 2015 - This Advanced Training Statement addresses the added competencies required of subsubspecialists in CCEP for diagnosis and management of patients with cardiac arrhythmias and conduction disturbances at a high level of skill. It is intended to complement the basic training in cardiac electrophysiology (EP) required of all trainees during the standard 3-year cardiovascular fellowship.