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2010 Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Canadian Heart Rhythm Society Training Standards and Maintenance of Competency in Adult Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21723692     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The last guidelines on training for adult cardiac electrophysiology (EP) were published by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society in 1996. Since then, substantial changes in the knowledge and practice of EP have mandated a review of the previous guidelines by the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society, an affiliate of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. Novel tools and techniques also now allow electrophysiologists to map and ablate increasingly complex arrhythmias previously managed with pharmacologic or device therapy. Furthermore, no formal attempt had previously been made to standardize EP training across the country. The 2010 Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Canadian Heart Rhythm Society Training Standards and Maintenance of Competency in Adult Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology represent a consensus arrived at by panel members from both societies, as well as EP program directors across Canada and other select contributors. In describing program requirements, the technical and cognitive skills that must be acquired to meet training standards, as well as the minimum number of procedures needed in order to acquire these skills, the new guidelines provide EP program directors and committee members with a template to develop an appropriate curriculum for EP training for cardiology fellows here in Canada.
Authors:
Martin S Green; Peter G Guerra; Andrew D Krahn
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2011-07-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian journal of cardiology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1916-7075     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Cardiol     Publication Date:    2011 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-28     Completed Date:  2012-01-19     Revised Date:  2012-02-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510280     Medline TA:  Can J Cardiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  859-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 Canadian Cardiovascular Society. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. mgreen@ottawaheart.ca
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Canada
Cardiology / education*
Clinical Competence / standards*
Education, Medical, Continuing / methods*
Electrophysiology / education*
Humans
Societies, Medical*

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