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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.
The four young groups of the European Society of Cardiology, formed since 2010, discuss their latest activities
The four young groups of the European Society of Cardiology, formed since 2010, discuss their latest activities in the CardioPulse , EHJ 35-32.

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EHJ Cardiopulse: Highlight on NOAC

Read the EHJ Cardiopulse focusing on Atrial Fibrillation and NOAC 

  • NOAC for non valvular atrial fibrillation: harder to handle than expected - Prof. Camm 
  • Once-daily edoxaban: a safer option than well-managed warfarin for patients with atrial fibrillation? - Dr. Giugliano 
  • The Quick Test: 80 years on - Prof. Poller MD 
  • Apixaban: a new direct oral anticoagulant for stroke prevention in AF - Dr Hohnloser
  • NOAC in the emergency room - Prof. Diener
EHRA exam certification for Allied Professionals in Dutch
The next certification exam for Allied Professional is organised on 18 September 2014in Dutch.
The EHRA Certification committee strongly encourages Dutch candidates to register.

The 2014 EHRA White Book

Discover the current state of arrhythmia management in European countries in the 2014 EHRA White Book.  The book has been released at CARDIOSTIM EHRA EUROPACE 2014.


Patient website on atrial fibrillation now in French and German

English speaking patients with atrial fibrillation and their families had a website to answer their questions.
Now, French and German families also have a version of this website to better understand this disease.

  • 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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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
EHRA webinar - Which patient is indicated for an ICD?
E-journal of Cardiology Practice on Secondary prevention of non-cardioembolic stroke
EHRA releases its White Book 2013 EP supplement
It is not too late to register for EuroCMR 2014, taking place in Vienna (15-17 May)
Get an update on the right indications of CRT in Heart Failure patients
Interested in the evolving role of new anticoagulants and new invasive approaches for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation?
ESC Webinar series - Discover it!

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