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New Scientific Activities and Surveys

Driven by the Scientific Initiatives Committee


In 2015, the Scientific Initiatives Committee (SIC) launched 2 new initiatives : Snapshot Surveys and Patient Surveys

We hope that all the European EP Centres will join us in our new activities. To this end, if you wish to participate and are not already registered, please join the EHRA Research Network of EP Centres.

EP Snap Shot Survey

What is a Snap Shot Survey?

The Snap Shot Survey will be used to map the daily Cardiac Electrophysiology (EP) practice in Europe, but unlike online EP Wire Surveys,  the Snap Shot Surveys are based on individual studies and at an individual level.

It is a limited survey (25 questions max) including consecutive patients for 2-4 weeks.

The first Snap Shot Survey

The first Snap Shot Survey was launched on 12 September 2014, for 6 weeks inclusion period (closing date 27 October) and is about Pre-and Periprocedural Anticoagulation in patients undergoing radiofrequency ablation for Atrial fibrillation.

You can read here the instructions of use and the letter of intentions.  The protocol is available here

Patient survey

What is a Patient survey?

It is a questionnaire available on Internet dedicated to the patients.

The link to the questionnaire will be handed out to the patients (ambulatory or hospitalised) by nurses or doctors to be completed anonymously.

The first Patient survey

The first Patient survey about Education & Compliance of Patients taking Anticoagulants was dedicated to Patients who have or have had Atrial Fibrillation. It was conducted for 3 months in 8 different countries and languages.

Take a look at the 2 manuscripts that were published in the EP Europace Journal