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  1. ACCF/HRS/AHA/ASE/HFSA/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR 2013 – Appropriate Use Criteria for Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy: A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Appropriate Use Criteria Task Force, Heart Rhythm Society, American Heart Association, American Society of Echocardiography, Heart Failure Society of America, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography and Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. Endorsed by the American Geriatrics Society. Russo, A., et al., J Amer Coll Cardiol, 2013; 61(12):1318-1368.
  2. 2015 ACC/AHA/HRS Advanced Training Statement on Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (A Revision of the ACC/AHA 2006 Update of the Clinical Competence Statement on Invasive Electrophysiology Studies, Catheter Ablation and Cardioversion). Zipes, DP, Calkins, H, Daubert, JP, et al., Heart Rhythm, 2015 January: 13(1):e1-e35.
  3. ACGME Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (Internal Medicine). American Board of Internal Medicine: Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Effective July 1, 2017.
  4. Task Force 1: Training in Clinical Cardiology. Baughman, K., et al., J Am Coll Cardiol, 2008; 51(3):339-348.
  5. American Board of Internal Medicine. Policies and Procedures for Certification. Published June 2015.
  6. Task Force 6: Training in Specialized Electrophysiology, Cardiac Pacing, and Arrhythmia Management - Endorsed by the Heart Rhythm Society. Naccarelli, G., et al., J Am Coll Cardiol, 2008; 51(3):374-380.
  7. Task Force 4: Recommendations for Training Guidelines in Pediatric Cardiac Electrophysiology - Endorsed by the Heart Rhythm Society. Vetter, V., et al., J Am Coll Cardiol, 2005; 46(7):1391-1395.
  8. Recommendations for Advanced Fellowship Training in Clinical Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology: A Report from the Training and Credentialing Committee of the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society. Walsh, E., et al., Heart Rhythm, 2013; 10(5):775-781. 5271(13)00315-9/pdf
  9. 2008 Heart Rhythm Society/Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society Clinical Competency Statement: Training Pathways for Implantation of Cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) Devices in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Patients. Saul, J., et al., Heart Rhythm, 2008; 5(6):1-8.
  10. 2017 HRS Expert Consensus Statement on Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device Lead Management and Extraction Heart Rhythm. Kusumoto F., Schoenfeld M., Wilkoff B., et al., Heart Rhythm, 2017;14(12):e503-e551.
  11. FDA Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 for system performance. 2014; (21)8. ?FR=1020.32
  12. 2013 HRS Expert Consensus Statement on Electrophysiology (EP) Lab Standards: Process, Protocols, Equipment, Personnel and Safety. Haines, D., et al., Heart Rhythm, 2014 Aug; 11(8):10-51. 5271(14)00334-8/fulltext
  13. Quality Improvement Guidelines for Preventing Wrong Site, Wrong Procedure, and Wrong Person Errors: Application of the Joint Commission “Universal Protocol for Preventing Wrong Site, Wrong Procedure, Wrong Person Surgery” to the Practice of Interventional Radiology. Angle, J., et al., J Vasc Interv Radiol, 2008; 19:1145-1151.
  14. USFDA, Recommendation for Healthcare Professionals on Preventing Surgical Fires, U.S. Food and Drug Administration. /DrugSafety/ SafeUseInitiative/PreventingSurgicalFires/ ucm270636.htm
  15. The Joint Commission, Preventing Surgical Fires, 2003; Issue 29.
  16. Operating Room Fire Safety. Hart, S., et al, The Ochsner Journal, 2011; 11:37-42.
  17. Outline of Administrative Policies for Quality Assurance and Peer Review of Tissue Reactions Associated with Fluoroscopically-Guided Interventions. Balter, S., et al., NCRP Statement No. 11, December 31, 2014. ncrp/PDFs/Statement_11.pdf
  18. Radiation Doses in Interventional Radiology Procedures: The RAD-IR Study - Part III: Dosimetric Performance of the Interventional Fluoroscopy Units. Balter, S., et al., J Vasc Interv Radiol, 2004; 15(9):919-926. 0443(07)60496-5/fulltext
  19. Quality Improvement Guidelines for Recording Patient Radiation Dose in the Medical Record. Miller, D., et al, J Vasc Interv Radiol, 2012; 23(1):11-18.
  20. 2012 HRS/EHRA/ECAS Expert Consensus Statement on Catheter and Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation: Recommendations for Patient Selection, Procedural Techniques, Patient Management and Follow-up, Definitions, Endpoints, and Research Trial Design. Calkins, H., et al., Heart Rhythm, 2012 April; 9(4):632-696.
  21. Guideline for Prevention of Surgical Site Infection. Mangram, A., et al., Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 1999 April; 20(4):247-278.
  22. Incidence and Predictors of Major Complications from Contemporary Catheter Ablation to Treat Cardiac Arrhythmias. Bohnen M., Stevenson W., Tedrow B., et al., Heart Rhythm, 2011;8:1661-1666.
  23. Updated Worldwide Survey on the Methods, Efficacy, and Safety of Catheter Ablation for Human Atrial Fibrillation. Cappato R., Calkins H., Chen S, et al., Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol, 2010;3:32-38.
  24. Complication Rates Associated With Pacemaker or Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Generator Replacements and Upgrade Procedures: Results from the REPLACE Registry. Poole J., Gleva M., Mela T., et al., Circulation, 2010;122(16):1553-561.
  25. Implantation-Related Complications of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices. Van Rees J., de Bie M., Thijssen J., et al., J Am Coll Cardiol, 2011;58(10):995-1000. article.aspx?articleid=1206941
  26. The Multicentre European Radiofrequency Survey (MERFS): Complications of Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation of Arrhythmias. Hindricks G., Eur Heart J, 1993;14(12):1644-1653.
  27. Acute Complications of Permanent Pacemaker Implantation: Their Financial Implication and Relation to Volume and Operator Experience. Tobin K., et al., J Am Coll Cardiol, 2000;85(6):774-776. 9149(99)00861-9/abstract
  28. Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction. Kristian Thygesen, Joseph S. Alpert, Harvey D. White and on behalf of the Joint ESC/ACCF/AHA/WHF Task Force for the Redefinition of Myocardial Infarction, J Am Coll Cardiol, 2007 Nov 27;50(22):2173-95.
  29. 2012 HRS/EHRA/ECAS Expert Consensus Statement on Catheter and Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation: Recommendations for Patient Selection, Procedural Techniques, Patient Management and Follow-up, Definitions, Endpoints, and Research Trial Design: A report of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Task Force on Catheter and Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation. Calkins H., Kuck K., Cappato R., et al. Heart Rhythm, 2012 Apr;9(4):632-696.e21.
  30. 2017 AHA/ACC/HRS Guidelines for Management of Patients with Ventricular Arrhythmias and the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death: Executive Summary. Al-Khatib S., Stevenson W., Ackerman M., et al., J Am Coll Cardiol, 2017 10.1016/j.jacc.2017.10.054. 10/19/j.jacc.2017.10.053
  31. 2017 HRS/EHRA/ECAS/APHRS/SOLAECE Expert Consensus Statement on Catheter and Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation. Calkins H., Hindricks G., Cappato R., et al., Heart Rhythm, 2017 Oct;14(10) e275.