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Call for public comment on ICD programming and defibrillation testing recommendations

The 2015 HRS/EHRA/APHRS/SOLAECE Expert Consensus Statement on ICD Programming and Defibrillation Testing recommendations are now available for a 30 day public comment period.

The expert consensus statement is an international initiative to provide best practice recommendations on optimal programming for primary and secondary prevention ICDs, inappropriate shock avoidance programming (detection times, SVT discrimination, ATP), and use of defibrillation testing, including indications at time of implant or follow-up and testing protocols. The recommendations are in four main categories: bradycardia, tachycardia detection, tachycardia therapy, and defibrillation testing

The draft recommendations were developed by a writing group of 37 experts representing 19 countries, from the following organizations: Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), The European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), Asia-Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS), Latin American Society of Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology (SOLAECE) and in collaboration with the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA).

The final approved document will be published in the fall of 2015.  This is a rare opportunity to view and comment on the recommendations prior to publication. Comments will be accepted from now until February 23, 2015. Click on the “Submit Comments” button at the following link: