Save The Date – LAHRS 2021

The LAHRS 2021 Congress website is out now! This year, our event will be held completely online and it will take place from November 20th to 27th, 2021! Visit now: http://www.lahrscongress.com/lahrs2021.

In eight days throughout the event, we will offer all the best to our attendees and partners. We are preparing our scientific programme to promote the latest in training and technique.


Submit your abstract!

You can submit your scientific paper to LAHRS 2021 now, from September 1st to October 3rd. Please register at the Congress website to submit your work: http://www.lahrscongress.com/lahrs2021/abstracts/submission.

Please read the rules and instructions to submit your paper and join us!

JICE – Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology, LAHRS official journal

The Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology is an international publication devoted to fostering research in and development of interventional techniques and therapies for the management of cardiac arrhythmias. It is designed primarily to present original research studies and scholarly scientific reviews of basic and applied science and clinical research in this field.

LAHRS members can read the journal at: https://lahrs.org/jice-lahrs/.

On the home page, click on the cover of the journal to access it with your login name and password. There! Now you can read the latest articles and papers on the most important interventional therapies and trailblazing techniques. The Journal is directed at clinical practitioners and investigators in the field of interventional electrophysiology.

LAHRS to hold exam in Electrophysiology in partnership with EHRA

In April 2021, LAHRS conducted a survey with its members to learn whether they would be interested in taking an Electrophysiology proficiency exam with EHRA. The poll results show that most members would be interested in taking the exam. Therefore, LAHRS and EHRA have established a partnership and the examination will be performed online on November 6th, 2021.

The registration process will start soon! LAHRS members are entitled to special fees. Check it out:

Standard Fee: €750
EHRA or LAHRS Member Fee: €625
LAHRS and EHRA Member Fee: €525

Save the date to take this important certification examination. The main goal with the exam is to guarantee the best treatment of patients suffering from cardiac arrhythmias, by assessing the knowledge, experience, expertise of physicians.

More information on how to register soon. To stay up to date, check this website: https://www.escardio.org/Education/Career-Development/Certification/EHRA-Certification

Current status of pediatric electrophysiology in Latin America: a LAHRS survey

Over the last years pediatric electrophysiology evolved as a consolidated sub-specialty of pediatric cardiology. In the United States, Canada, and Europe there is a clear picture of the status of pediatric EP but the situation in Latin America is largely unknown.

To give light to this question a descriptive cross-sectional observational study was performed. A survey of 25 closed questions was carried out, through an online form, made in the SurveyMonkey® commercial platform. The city and country of origin was recorded. Information was collected regarding the type of training, type of practice, monthly average of non-invasive clinical and paraclinical activity (i.e., clinic consults, 24 hours Holter monitors, exercise stress tests and tilt tests), available technologies, procedures carried out in their service and number of each one per year.

There are physicians practicing pediatric EP in 11 Latin American countries. Over 50% of the practicing electrophysiologists have specific training in pediatric electrophysiology. The scope of the practices includes clinical and non-invasive EP as well as performing invasive EP procedures, including diagnostic electrophysiology studies, radiofrequency and cryoablations, both conventional and using electro-anatomical mapping systems, as well as implants of cardiac electrical devices. All the current pediatric EP interventions are performed in most of Latin American countries.

The main conclusion of this study is that pediatric electrophysiology is present as a subspecialty in half of the countries in Latin America, and all the current electrophysiology procedures and therapeutic technologies are available in most Latin American countries.

Access: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10840-021-01008-9


Moltedo JM, Breton Pinto CO, Arenas Á, Cuesta A, Quezada Staub K, Xavier L, Alfaro Ramirez A, Márquez M.

J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2021 Jul 16.

doi: 10.1007/s10840-021-01008-9. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34269953.

Read it right now! Current practice in Transvenous Lead Extraction in Latin-America: Latin-American Heart Rhythm Association Survey.

By Diaz JC, Romero J, Costa R, Cuesta A, Di Biase L, Alviz I, Velasco A, Gabr M, Duque M, Marin JE, Aristizabal J, Velasquez J, Niño CD, Mazzetti H.

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2021 Jul 20.

doi: 10.1111/jce.15180. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34288220.

Access: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jce.15180

Now released! LAHRS in EUROPACE Journal

Read now volume 23 – Issue 7 of EP Europace, which brings an article with a contribution from LAHRS: EHRA expert consensus statement and practical guide on optimal implantation technique for conventional pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators: endorsed by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), the Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS), and the Latin American Heart Rhythm Society (LAHRS).

Access here!

Click here to read the full issue!

LAHRS takes part in EHRA 2021

The European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) Congress will take place from April 23rd to 25th, as a completely online meeting. LAHRS will hold a Symposium on April 25th on: Pacing manoeuvres to sort out the tachycardia mechanism.

#EHRA2021 #EHRA_ESC

Check out the scientific programme below:

Session N° 912 – Pacing manoeuvers to sort out the tachycardia mechanism

Live Session: Sunday 25 April 2021 – at 4:15PM CET Paris time

4:15PM – 4:16PM – Host – Helmut Puererfellner (@purerfellner)

4:16PM – 4:25PM Speaker Santiago Nava Townsend (@drsnavat1) – “Atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia.”

4:25PM – 4:34PM Speaker Philipp Sommer (@Phiso_de)– “Atrioventricular reentry tachycardia.”

4:34PM – 4:43PM Speaker Mauricio Abello (@mauseabello) – “Atrial tachycardia.”

4:43PM – 4:52PM Speaker Jose Luis Merino (@joselmerino)– “Ventricular tachycardia.”

4:52PM – 5:00PM – ALL – Discussion Panel

5:00PM – 5:05PM – ALL – Q&A (Questions selected by Moderator Marcio Jansen de Oliveira Figueiredo, @figueiredo_ep)

5:05PM – 5:06PM – Host Helmut Puererfellner gives a concluding word, thank the Faculty, the audience and close the session