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To improve the quality of life of the European population by reducing the impact of cardiac arrhythmias and reduce sudden cardiac death.
Get an update on the right indications of CRT in Heart Failure patients
Christophe Leclercq & Haran Burri will interact with you on the evolving role of CRT in Heart Failure: recommended indications, best patient selection, the potential role of imaging techniques and follow-up.

for free by 13 May
EHRA webinar on Which patient is indicated for an ICD?

Join Frieder Braunschweig and Markus Zabel for a live event, on 23 May at 18:00 CET and read with them the guidelines in a context of contemporary literature and discusses practical issues of appropriate ICD use based on cases.

by 21 May

Visualising a safe place reduces procedural pain

Visualising a safe place reduces operative pain, according to research presented at EuroHeartCare 2014. Nurses guided patients into a trance and found it helped patients cope with pain and anxiety during ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF).  Read more

Cardiostim EHRA EUROPACE - Register at a special fee

As an EHRA member you will benefit from a 10% discounted fee on your registration for Cardiostim - EHRA EUROPACE 2014.

Don't miss your chance to come to Nice to enjoy the latest news, results, researchs in electrophysiology and register now!

EHRA certification: Registration open

The EHRA certification exams will take place during Cardiostim - EHRA EUROPACE in June 2014 in Nice, France.
Three different exams are available: Cardiac Pacing & ICDs, and Invasive Cardiac Electrophysiology for Cardiologists and Cardiac Pacing & ICDs for allied professionals.

  • Which is the best catheter to perform atrial fibrillation ablation? A comparison between standard ThermoCool, SmartTouch, and Surround Flow catheters.
    Sciarra L. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2014 Feb 21. Read more 
  • Imaging and epicardial substrate ablation of ventricular tachycardia in patients late after myocarditis.
    Maccabelli G. Europace. 2014 Feb 20. Read more 
  • Twenty-year experience of transvenous lead extraction at a single centre.
    Gomes S. Europace. 2014 Feb 19. Read more 
  • The Impact of Prolonged ICD Arrhythmia Detection Times On Outcomes: A Meta-analysis.
    Scott PA. Heart Rhythm. 2014 Feb 12. Read more 
  • Bipolar ablation for deep intra-myocardial circuits: human ex vivo development and in vivo experience.
    Gizurarson S. Europace. 2014 Feb 19. Read more 


About EP EuropaceThe EHRA Cases provide a resource of interesting cases within the cardiac electrophysiology field. These cases are published in full on the EHRA website and abbreviated versions are published in the journal EP – Europace. Cases can be cited by including the EP – Europace citation details.

Access all the cases   l   How to submit

  • 02-04 October 2014 / St Petersburg, Russia
    Cardiac Pacing, ICD and Cardiac Resynchronisation in Russian
  • 09-11 October 2014 Sophia-Antipolis, France
    Basic Invasive Cardiac Electrophysiology
Find out more about EHRA educational opportunities.

EP Wire is a picture of daily EP practice in Europe through online surveys, an initiative from Prof Carina Blomstrom Lundqvist, Chair of the Initiatives Committee.
Guidelines & recommendations on EP practice are usually drawn from the results of multicenter trials. However, these trials are often conducted in selected centres under special conditions . In contrast, daily practice is generally influenced by many factors different to those strictly scientific.

The idea of the EP wire is to send the centers part of the Research Network short surveys about your practice on a specific EP topic. The results of each survey will be published in EP-Europace Journal in a section called EP Wire.

Would your centre like to join the network?


As part of the Research Network Partners list, your center is entitled to participate in the EP WIRE SURVEYS.

  • Sleep apnea and cardiovascular co-morbidities
  • Which patient is indicated for an ICD?
  • Managing the Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death using a Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • LV only pacing in CRT
  • Managing device system infections: clinical cases
  • Minimizing x-ray dose exposure for EP physicians, patients and support staff
  • Atrial fibrillation ablation, different types of energy delivery (RF/laser(cryo)
Get more details and register
EHRA stretches the frontiers of knowledge by providing online courses via internet thus contributing to help physicians to continue their medical education in a new efficient and practical way! Attending the EHRA Webinars can also help for the preparation of the Certification exams.
All EHRA Webinars are free for EHRA members!

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Get an update on the right indications of CRT in Heart Failure patients
Young EP - Don't miss your chance to present at Cardiostim - EHRA EUROPACE 2014
EHRA webinar on Which patient is indicated for an ICD?
Visualising a safe place reduces procedural pain
26 March: ESC webinar on Challenges in Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation - Register now
Cardiostim EHRA EUROPACE - Register at a special fee
Free EHRA webinar on Sleep apnea and cardiovascular co-morbidities
The subcutaneous defibrillator: who stands to benefit?
Three new EP case reports to read - Free access
EHRA certification: Registration open
Watch the recording of the ESC Webinar on Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation: Ready for prime time?
One-quarter of high risk patients denied anticoagulation after AF ablation
Aspirin still overprescribed for stroke prevention in AF
Grants & Fellowships: last days to apply before the deadlines
Become a 2014 EHRA member
30 January: ESC Webinar on Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation
CARDIOSTIM-EHRA EUROPACE 2014 - Submit your abstract
Submit your work. Help shape the future of cardiology.
New AF classification by ECG will help GPs deliver personalised treatment
Management of atrial fibrillation still suboptimal in Europe
Warfarin increases risk of stroke among atrial fibrillation patients in first 30 days of use
ESC webinar on Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation: Ready for prime time?
19 November - EHRA webinar on 4Therapy Expansion for Multipoint Pacing
Clinical Research needs investigator initiated trials: AFNET-EAST has enrolled 1000 patients
"Cardiovascular diseases should be higher on the political agenda" said Tonio Borg, the EU commissioner for health.

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