Position Statement on the Management of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices in Australia During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Living Document

Saurabh Kumar, Haris Haqqani, Gareth Wynn, Rajeev K. Pathak, Jonathan Lipton, Rajiv Mahajan, Prashanthan Sanders, Stewart Healey, Bradley Wilsmore, Justin A. Mariani, Stuart P. Thomas, Rukshen Weerasooriya, Andrew McGavigan, Paul A. Gould, Paul Weatherley, Natasha Saad, Mitchell Cowan, Samual Turnbull, Ivana Trivic, Michael WongIvaylo Tonchev, Joseph B. Morton, Jonathan R. Skinner, Andreas Pflaumer, Mark McGuire, Peter Kistler, Jonathan M. Kalman, for the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) Heart Rhythm Council COVID-19 Pandemic Working Group

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The COVID-19 pandemic poses a significant stress on health resources in Australia. The Heart Rhythm Council of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand aims to provide a framework for efficient resource utilisation balanced with competing risks when appropriately treating patients with cardiac arrhythmias. This document provides practical recommendations for the electrophysiology (EP) and cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED) services in Australia. The document will be updated regularly as new evidence and knowledge is gained with time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e57-e68
Number of pages12
JournalHeart Lung and Circulation
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020


  • Cardiac electrophysiology
  • Cardiac implantable electronic devices
  • Congenital heart disease
  • COVID-19
  • Personal protective equipment

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