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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.
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EHRA offers you now the possibility to get some of the reference scientific documents in your pockets, always with you. Download it now.


Become an EHRA member

Join a vibrant community of arrhythmias ans electrophysiology experts and a valuable source of knowledge and practice.
Being an EHRA member will grant you exclusive benefits on educational activities, EP Europace journal, Cardiostim EHRA EUROPACE, and more.

Join us now to enjoy all your benefits.


EHRA webinar on Managing device system infections: clinical cases
On 24 September 2014 from 18:00 to 19:00 CET, join Didier Klug and Charles Kennergren, for a live webinar on Managing device system infections: clinical cases.

by 22 September
eLearning, professional unity and accreditation among new ESC President’s top priorities

Fausto Pinto, who became President of the ESC today, says plans to strengthen the accreditation systems in cardiology, the ESC eLearning platform and the role of the Society in Brussels will be high on his agenda:  'Why should patients accept treatment by doctors unless they’ve the confidence in knowing they’ve achieved pre-defined levels of proficiency.'

ESC Guidelines on myocardial revascularisation

Myocardial revascularisation – by percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or surgical placement of coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG) – is one of the most important treatment principles in cardiology. However, both the identification of patients who require revascularisation and selection of the method to achieve restored blood flow must be carefully performed in order to maximise benefit and avoid procedures that do more harm than good.  Read more

  • Left Atrium, Vagal Nerve and Esophagus: a Complex system in Atrial Fibrillation.
    Husser D1, Heart Rhythm. 2014 May 28.
    Read more 
  • Very long-term outcome after initially successful catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation.
    Steinberg JS Heart Rhythm. 2014 May 1
    Read more 
  • Non-Induciblity in Post Infarction VT as an End Point for VT Ablation and its Effects on Outcomes: A Meta-Analysis.
    Ghanbari H1, Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2014 May
    Read more 
  • Early Repolarisation is associated with Symptoms in Patients with Type 1 and Type 2 Long QT syndrome.
    Laksman ZW. Heart Rhythm. 2014 May 23.
    Read more 
  • Current implantable cardioverter-defibrillator programming in Europe: the results of the European Heart Rhythm Association survey.
    Proclemer A. Europace. 2014 Jun;16(6):935-8
    Read more 
  • Where do we come from? Where are we going? Adverse outcomes in catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation.
    Magnani JW. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2014 April
    Read more 
  • Clinical predictors of adverse patient outcomes in an experience of more than 5000 chronic endovascular pacemaker and defibrillator lead extractions.
    Brunner MP Heart Rhythm. 2014 May
    Read more 
  • Lone Atrial Fibrillation Does it Exist?
    Wyse  DG JACC 2014 May
    Read more 
  • Antihypertensive treatment and risk of atrial fibrillation: a nationwide study
    Marott SC EHJ May 2014
    Read more 
  • Atrial fibrillation is associated with different levels of physical activity levels at different ages in men
    Drca N. Heart 2014
    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.

  • 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)
  • Leadless pacing
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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