Our mission is to become a worldwide reference for education in the field for all professionals involved in the process to disseminate knowledge & skills of Acute Cardiovascular Care.
Our mission is to promote excellence in clinical diagnosis, research, technical development, and education in cardiovascular imaging in Europe.
Our mission is to promote excellence in research, practice, education and policy in cardiovascular health, primary and secondary prevention.
Our mission is to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in Europe through percutaneous cardiovascular interventions.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life of the population by reducing the impact of cardiac rhythm disturbances and reduce sudden cardiac death.
Our mission is to improve quality of life and longevity, through better prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart failure, including the establishment of networks for its management, education and research.
The ESC Working Groups' goal is to stimulate and disseminate scientific knowledge in different fields of cardiology.
The ESC Councils' goal is to share knowledge among medical professionals practising in specific cardiology domains.
OUR MISSION: TO REDUCE THE BURDEN OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
EHRA Website & Communication Committee along with the support of the EHRA National Cardiac Societies (NCS) committee have the pleasure to start a new collaboration aiming at showcasing every quarter a new NCS of the EHRA network, in an attempt to highlight the efforts and activities each NCS in undertaking and to improve interaction between the various EP NCS and Working Groups (WG).
A president is elected for a 2-year term (rotational basis).
Professor Haran Burri, is the current President (2015-2017)
Publication of recommendations for EP/CP procedures
No, the EHRA exam is sat by members wishing to declare competencies in EP/CP
Research and educational grants are given by the Swiss Heart Foundation, the Foundation of the Working Group of Pacing and Electrophysiology and the Swiss National Fund for Research
There is unfortunately very little legal framework.
Our Working Group has been publishing recommendations since 2000, updated in 2005, 2011 and 2015
Recommendations on minimum annual caseload for physicians as well as for centres are published in our recommendations
These are defined in our recommendations
Public funding (university and regional hospitals) and also by patient-contracted insurances
All device implantations and ablations must be captured on a national online secured database (CHPACEWEB)
There is no official title
As per EHRA recommendations (at least 1 year in EP and/or CP)
As per current EHRA certification recommendations
Yes, EP and/or CP
Our recommendations specify the annual caseload required to maintain competency in EP/CP
Their background is variable (technicians, nurses etc). The personnel usually perform device follow-up under the supervision of a cardiologist. In the EP lab, they participate with setting up the procedure and handling the EP bay.
Yes, a working group
The EHRA curriculum is followed
Yes, the ERHA exam in CP and EP (Switzerland was the first to introduce this exam in its recommendations in 2011)
Switzerland has a diversity of languages (German, French, Italian) and mentalities in the different regions. Despite these challenges, collaboration is good and we strive towards common goals.A challenge is to maintain quality by avoiding multiplication of low-volume centres
Learn more about the Swiss Pacing and Electrophysiology Working Group here.
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