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Practice Guideline Track on Cardiac Pacing and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

Guidelines into Practice

ICD and CRT
Device Complications
Antibradycardia Pacing


Cooperation between the ESC Practice Guidelines, ESC Education and ESC Congress Programme Committees, the Guidelines into Practice Tracks bring you the best of ESC Congress for the specific ESC Practice Guidelines.  Particular emphasis is placed on the clinical implementation of the guidelines.

EHRA (European Heart Rhythm Association) has carefully selected presentations from ESC Congress 2012, based on the ESC Guidelines on Cardiac Pacing and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (2013).Sincere thanks to Michele Brignole from EHRA for her contribution to the development of this track.

Part 1 - Overview of the 2013 ESC cardiac pacing and cardiac resynchronization therapy

Presentation Slides Webcast
2013 ESC Guidelines overview: Cardiac pacing and cardiac resynchronisation therapy      
 
ESC guidelines: introduction and background.
   
ESC guidelines: Indication for cardiac resynchronisation therapy in sinus rhythm    
ESC guidelines: Indications for cardiac resynchronisation therapy in atrial fibrillation    
ESC guidelines: Indications for cardiac resynchronisation therapy in heart failure with conventional pacemaker indications
 
     
Patients with permanent bradycardia      
Patients with intermittent bradycardia      
Patients with reflex syncope      
Patients with unexplained syncope      
Meet the Task Force      
Focus cardiology practice: Unexplained syncope in a patient with bundle branch block.     
Focus cardiology practice: Cardiac resynchronisation therapy in a patient with heart failure, wide QRS and sinus rhythm.     
Focus cardiology practice:Cardiac resynchronisation therapy in a patient with heart failure and atrial fibrillation     

 Part 2 - Topics in focus

Topic Presentation Slides Webcast
Diagnostic functions of implantable devices 

Can stroke prevention therapy be improved by atrial fibrillation burden detected by pacemaker interrogation?    
Telemonitoring of pacemaker patients: future or futuristic?    
Pacemaker remote follow-up: 5 years experience of 1540 cases    
Antibradycardia pacing Is there a role for alternative right ventricular apical pacing?    
Unexplained syncope in a patient with bundle branch block     
Survival and determinants of survival in bradycardia pacemaker recipients: a nationwide cohort study      
 
Predictors of atrial fibrillation in patients with dual-chamber pacemakers: insights from the Canadian study on spontaneous atrioventricular  conduction preservation (CAN-SAVER).
     
Bachmann's bundle pacing not only improves interatrial conduction but also reduces the need for ventricular pacing      
Beneficial effect of alternative site pacing from right atrial mid-septum in patients with bradycardia-tachycardia syndrome      
Device management and complications A safe magnetic resonance imaging with conventional and conditional pacemakers      
Magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography for optimisation of cardiac resynchronisation therapy response
 
     
Perioperative complications      
Haematomas      
Infections      
Leads      
Tips and tricks for difficult cardiac resynchronisation therapy implantations : 
difficult coronary sinus intubation and lead introduction
     
 
Tips and tricks for difficult cardiac resynchronisation therapy implantations : difficult side branches
     
 Tips and tricks for difficult cardiac resynchronisation therapy implantations : Difficult cardiac resynchronisation therapy implantations - Take home message & what do the guidelines say?       
Resynchronisation therapy: outcome Cardiac resynchronization therapy in atrial fibrillation patients: a multinational registry: the certify study.      
Benefit of cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients without a history of advanced heart failure symptoms enrolled in MADIT-CRT
 
     
Long-term outcome of cardiac resynchronization therapy in the elderly
 
     
Cardiac  resynchronization therapy offers no benefits in patients with narrow QRS (<120 ms): insights from the Evaluation of Resynchronization Therapy (EARTH)      
  
Patient with chronic atrial fibrilation
     
Patient with no left bundle branch block      
  
Patient in New York Heart Association class I
     
  
Patient with an indication for antibradycardia pacing
     
MADIT-CRT LIFR: Long-Term Benefit of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Patients with Mild Heart Failure Symptoms      
Resynchronisation therapy optimization The clinical benefits of atrioventricular and interventricular intervals optimization at long-term follow-up in cardiac resynchronization therapy: results from CUBIC study.
 
     
Electrocardiogram for optimisation of cardiac resynchronisation therapy response.      
Echo for optimisation of cardiac resynchronisation therapy response      
Device based algorithms for optimisation of cardiac resynchronisation therapy response      
Simple parameters can work - experience in a 1000 patient multicentre trial.