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Arrhythmias and Electrophysiology

Published and/or reviewed by the EHRA Scientific Document Committee in collaboration with main players in the field of arrhythmias

Arrhythmias

EHRA has published a number of scientific documents over the years. Some of these have been produced in collaboration with main players in the field of arrhythmias and systematically published in EP Europace Journal. Today EHRA continues to tackle new areas of interest in the field and produce scientific statement, recommendations and position papers.

Since 2008, EHRA has also produced Scientific Documents in collaboration with different organisations (HRS, ACC, AHA, ESC, APHRS, SOLAECE...), and is active in continuously launching new Task Forces that tackle new and challenging scientific topics.



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Scientific Documents

2015-2017

Title Publication Details

EHRA POSITION PAPER: European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA)
consensus document on the management of supraventricular arrhythmias, endorsed by Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), Asia-Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS), and Sociedad Latinoamericana de Estimulacio Cardiaca y Electrofisiologia (SOLAECE)
Europace doi:10.1093/europace/euw301
Pre-participation cardiovascular evaluation for athletic participants to prevent sudden death: Position paper from the EHRA and the EACPR, branches of the ESC. Endorsed by APHRS, HRS, and SOLAECE Europace  doi:10.1093/europace/euw243
EHRA POSITION PAPER European Heart Rhythm Association
(EHRA)/European Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (EACPR) position paper on how to prevent atrial fibrillation endorsed by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS)
Europace  doi:10.1093/europace/euw242
Left univentricular pacing for cardiac resynchronization therapy.  Thanks to an unrestricted grant from Medtronic
The scientific content has not been influenced in any way by its sponsor.
Europace - doi/10.1093/europace/euw179
The wearable cardioverter-defibrillator: current technology and evolving indications. Thanks to an unrestricted grant from Zoll
The scientific content has not been influenced in any way by its sponsor.
Europace - doi/10.1093/europace/euw180
EHRA/HRS/APHRS/SOLAECE expert consensus on Atrial cardiomyopathies: definition, characterization, and clinical implication Europace - doi:10.1093/europace/euw161
EACVI/EHRA Expert Consensus on the role of Multi-Modality Imaging for the evaluation of patients with Atrial Fibrillation European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging (2016) 17, 355–383, doi:10.1093/ehjci/jev354

2013-2015

Title Publication Details
Updated European Heart Rhythm Association Practical Guide on the use of non-vitamin K antagonist anticoagulants in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation Europace (2015- doi:10.1093/europace/euv309
2015 HRS/EHRA/APHRS/SOLAECE Expert Consensus Statement on Optimal Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD) Programming and Testing Europace (2015)
European Heart Rhythm Association/Heart Failure Association joint consensus document on arrhythmias in heart failure, endorsed by the Heart Rhythm Society and the Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society Europace (2015) 10.1093/europace/euv191
A roadmap to improve the quality of atrial fibrillation management: proceedings from the fifth Atrial Fibrillation Network/European Heart Rhythm Association consensus conference Europace (2015) 10.1093/europace/euv304
AFNET/EHRA Press Release 19 October 2015
Antithrombotic management in patients undergoing electrophysiological procedures: a European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) position document endorsed by the ESC Working Group Thrombosis, Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), and Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS) Europace (2015) 10.1093/europace/euv190
Chronic kidney disease in patients with cardiac rhythm disturbances or implantable electrical devices: clinical significance and implications for decision making-a position paper of the European Heart Rhythm Association endorsed by the Heart Rhythm Society and the Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society Europace (2015) 10.1093/europace/euv202
Syncope Unit: rationale and requirement – the European Heart Rhythm Association position statement endorsed by the Heart Rhythm Society Europace (2015) 10.1093/europace/euv115
Cardiac tachyarrhythmias and patient values and preferences for their management: the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) consensus document endorsed by the eart Rhythm Society (HRS), Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS), and Sociedad Latinoamericana de Estimulacion Cardıaca y Electrofisiologıa (SOLEACE) Europace (2015) 10.1093/europace/euv233
EHRA Review article on state of the art of leadless pacing. Thanks to an unrestricted grant from St Jude Medical
The scientific content has not been influenced in any way by its sponsor.
Europace (2015) 10.1093/europace/euv096
EHRA Review article on multisite pacing to achieve cardiac resynchronization therapy - Thanks to an unrestricted grant from Medtronic. The scientific content has not been influenced in any way by its sponsor.  Europace (2014) - doi: 10.1093/europace/euu197
Cardiac arrhythmias in acute coronary syndromes: position paper from the joint EHRA, ACCA, and EAPCI task force Europace (2014) - doi: 10.1093/europace/euu208 First published online: August 29, 2014
EHRA/HRS/APHRS expert consensus on ventricular arrhythmias Europace (2014) 16 (9): 1257-1283. - doi: 10.1093/europace/euu194
EHRA/EAPCI expert consensus statement on catheter-based left atrial appendage occlusion Europace (2014) doi: 10.1093/europace/euu174
Practical ways to reduce radiation dose for patients and staff during device implantations and electrophysiological procedures Europace (2014) - doi: 10.1093/europace/eut409 

2011-2013

Title Publication Details
Personalized management of atrial fibrillation: Proceedings from the fourth Atrial Fibrillation competence NETwork/European Heart Rhythm Association consensus conference Europace doi: 10.1093/europace/eut232 
New devices in heart failure: an European Heart Rhythm Association report Europace doi:10.1093/europace/eut311
ISHNE/EHRA expert consensus on remote monitoring of cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) Europace (2012) 14, 278–293 - doi:10.1093/europace/eur303
Impact of extending device longevity on the long-term costs of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy: a modelling study with a 15-year time horizon Europace (2013) 15 (10): 1453-1462 - doi: 10.1093/europace/eut133
The use of imaging for electrophysiological and devices procedures: a report from the first European Heart Rhythm Association Policy Conference, jointly organized with the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI), the Council of Cardiovascular Imaging and the European Society of Cardiac Radiology Europace (2013) 15 (7): 927-936. - doi: 10.1093/europace/eut084
Pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapy for arrhythmias in the pediatric population: EHRA and AEPC-Arrhythmia Working Group joint consensus statement Europace (2013) 15 (9): 1337-1382. - doi: 10.1093/europace/eut082
Personalized management of atrial fibrillation: Proceedings from the fourth Atrial Fibrillation competence NETwork/European Heart Rhythm Association consensus conference Europace (2013) - doi: 10.1093/europace/eut232
HRS/EHRA/APHRS Expert Consensus Statement on the Diagnosis and Management of Patients with Inherited Primary Arrhythmia Syndromes
Developed in partnership with the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), and the Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS); and in collaboration with the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF), the American Heart Association (AHA), the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES) and the Association for European Pediatric and Congenital Cardiology (AEPC).
 
European Heart Rhythm Association Practical Guide on the use of new oral anticoagulants in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation Europace (2013) 15, 625–651 - doi:10.1093/europace/eut083
Telemonitoring can make cardiac implant therapy more efficient and cost-effective  
A study conducted in five EU countries – Germany, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands and the UK - Supported by the European Heart Rhythm Association
 
EHRA / HRS Expert Consensus Statement on Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy:  Implantation and Follow-up of CRT Devices Europace (2012) 14, 1236–1286 - doi:10.1093/europace/eus222
Statistics on the Use of Cardiac Electronic Devices and Electrophysiological Procedures in 54 ESC countries: 2012 Report from the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA)  Volume 14 suppl 3 August 2012, Europace (2012) 14(suppl 3): ii1-ii55 - doi:10.1093/europace/eus256
2012 HRS / EHRA / ECAS Expert Consensus Statement on Catheter and Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation: Recommendations for Patient Selection, Procedural Techniques, Patient Management and Follow-up, Definitions, Endpoints, and Research Trial Design Europace (2012) - doi: 10.1093/europace/eus027
Pathways for training and accreditation for transvenous lead extraction: a European Heart Rhythm Association position paper Europace (2012) 14 (1): 124-134. - doi: 10.1093/europace/eur338

2009-2011

Title Publication Details
HRS / EHRA Expert Consensus Statement on the State of Genetic Testing for the Channelopathies and Cardiomyopathies Europace (2011) 13 (8): 1077-1109.doi: 10.1093/europace/eur245
Comprehensive risk reduction in patients with atrial fibrillation: emerging diagnostic and therapeutic options—a report from the 3rd Atrial Fibrillation Competence NETwork/European Heart Rhythm Association consensus conference  Europace (2011) 13 - doi: 10.1093/europace/eur241
Management of Antithrombotic Therapy in Atrial Fibrillation Patients Presenting With Acute Coronary Syndrome and/or Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention/ Stenting Thromb Haemost 2009; 102
Management of patients with palpitations: a position paper from the European Heart Rhythm Association Europace (2011) 13, 920–934 - doi:10.1093/europace/eur130
Spotlight Issue: Electrophysiology and cardiac device therapy: why and how to approach health economics? Volume 13 suppl 2 May 2011
Bleeding risk assessment and management in atrial fibrillation patients: a position document from the European Heart Rhythm Association, endorsed by the European Society of Cardiology, Working Group on Thrombosis Europace (2011) 13, 723–746 - doi:10.1093/europace/eur126
Management of patients receiving implantable cardiac defibrillator shocks Europace (2010) doi: 0.1093/europace/euq316
EHRA Expert Consensus Statement on the management of cardiovascular implantable electronic devices in patients nearing end of life or requesting withdrawal of therapy Europace (2010) 12 (10): 1480-1489

2007-2009

Title Publication Details
Core curriculum for the Heart Rhythm Specialist Europace (2009) 11, iii1–26
Core curriculum for the heart rhythm specialist: executive summary Europace (2009) 11, 1381-1386 Advance Access published online on August 26, 2009
Indications for the use of diagnostic implantable and external ECG loop recorders Europace (2009) 11, 671–687
EHRA / HRS Expert Consensus on catheter ablation of venticular arrhythmias  Europace (2009) 11, 771–817
Consensus statement of the European Heart Rhythm Association: updated recommendations for driving by patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators Europace (2009) 11, 1097-1107
Early and comprehensive management of atrial fibrillation: Proceedings from the 2nd AFNET/EHRA consensus conference on atrial fibrillation entitled ‘research perspectives in atrial fibrillation Europace (2009) 11, 860–885
HRS / EHRA Expert Consensus on the Monitoring of Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices (CIED): Description of Techniques, indications, Personnel, Frequency and Ethical Considerations. Read more here - Europace (2008) 10, 707-725
Outcome parameters for trials in atrial fibrillation, Executive summary, Explanatory slides Read more here. Europace (2007) 9, 1006-1023
European Heart Rhythm Association Guidance Document on cardiac rhythm management product performance Europace (2006) 8, 313–322