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2021 ESC Guidelines on Cardiac Pacing and Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy

Presented By
Prof. Jean-Claude Deharo, Hospital La Timone of Marseille, France
Conference
ESC 2021
A plethora of new evidence has accumulated since the publication of the previous ESC pacing guidelines in 2013. The 2021 Guidelines on cardiac pacing and cardiac resynchronisation therapy include a few novel sections, such as evaluating patients before pacing, physiologic pacing, implantation, and perioperative management. In his talk on general indications for pacing, Prof. Jean-Claude Deharo (Hospital La Timone of Marseille, France) introduced the new section included in the 2021 Guidelines on the evaluation of the patient with suspected or documented bradycardia, or conduction system disease, including novel diagnostic tools and what tests to perform in specific situations [1,2]. A simple but systematic approach is recommended, consisting of history, physical examination, ECG, and cardiac imaging. The next tests depend on the result of this evaluation: in patients with bradycardia or cardia...


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