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European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA)

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AFibMatters.org - a website for patients with atrial fibrillation
 
 
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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.
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

Adapting to a changing environment in research, education and technology

With medicine at a cross-roads for ‘critical change’, ESC President Professor Panos Vardas said it was ‘imperative’ for the Society to adapt to fast evolving modern environments.  Read more

New in Barcelona: a battery-free pacemaker, local anaesthesia in TAVI, and mapping AEDs
  • Swiss scientists are adapting technology from automatic watches to power pacemakers with nothing more than the motion of the beating heart.
  • Local anaesthesia (LA) is as safe and effective for TAVI as general anaesthesia (GA), according to new registry results.
  • ‘Geographic optimisation modelling’ can be used for identifying the best locations for automatic external defibrillators (AEDs), according to French investigators.
A paradigm of translational medicine: the genetic basis of arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy

In the  Rene Laennec lecture Gaetano Thiene will recall the translational research odyssey which led him from studying arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) at autopsy to the discovery of culprit genes encoding proteins at cell junctions.  Read more 

Pictured left:  Gaetono Thiene with his wife Marialuisa Valente, who together discovered the cause of failure in porcine bioprosthetic valves.

NEW: Donwload the EHRA Key Messages app

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

   

  • 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
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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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ESC Guidelines on myocardial revascularisation
New in Barcelona: a battery-free pacemaker, local anaesthesia in TAVI, and mapping AEDs
A paradigm of translational medicine: the genetic basis of arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy
NEW: Donwload the EHRA Key Messages app
‘Strongest scientific programme yet’ for ESC Congress 2014
Public awareness of SCD a priority for local society
New guidance on antithrombotic use in AF patients with ACS having PCI published
The four young groups of the European Society of Cardiology, formed since 2010, discuss their latest activities
The new Impact Factors are now available for the ESC journals
EHRA Proctor programme: apply before end of July
EHJ Cardiopulse: Highlight on NOAC
EHRA exam certification for Allied Professionals in Dutch
First evidence for painless Atrial Fibrillation treatment
EP Case Reports: June articles
EHRA webinar in Portuguese on Atrial Fibrillation: Ask your questions
Cardiostim EHRA EUROPACE - Seesions not to be missed on Saturday
The 2014 EHRA White Book
Patient website on atrial fibrillation now in French and German
Nouveau site pour vos patients atteints de fibrillation auriculaire
Neue Patienten Webseite über Vorhofflimmern
Free EHRA webinar on Managing the risk of sudden cardiac death using a wearable cardioverter defibrillator
The Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Pilot Study: an European Survey on Methodology and results of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation conducted by EHRA
Webinar in Portuguese about New Perspectives for an old problem
Watch the ESC Webinar on The Evolving Role of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Heart Failure: indications and correct patient selection
Webinário sobre Fibrilhação Auricular: Novas perspectivas para um Velho Problema

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