EHRA research network surveys: 6 years of EP wires activity

Maria Grazia Bongiorni*, Jian Chen, Nikolaos Dagres, Heidi Estner, Antonio Hernandez-Madrid, Meleze Hocini, Torben Bjerregaard Larsen, Laurent Pison, Tatjana Potpara, Alessandro Proclemer, Elena Sciaraffia, Derick Todd, Carina Blomstrom-Lundqvist

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Clinical practice should follow guidelines and recommendations mainly based on the results of controlled trials, which are often conducted in selected populations and special conditions, whereas clinical practice may be influenced by factors different from controlled scientific studies. Hence, the real-world setting is better assessed by the observational registries enrolling patients for longer periods of time. However, this may be difficult, expensive, and time-consuming. In 2009, the Scientific Initiatives Committee of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) has instigated a series of surveys covering the controversial issues in clinical electrophysiology (EP). With this in mind, an EHRA EP research network has been created, which included EP centres in Europe among which the surveys on 'hot topic' were circulated. This review summarizes the overall experience conducting EP wires over the past 6 years, categorizing and assessing the topics regarding clinical EP, and evaluating the acceptance and feedback from the responding centres, in order to improve participation in the surveys and better address the research needs and aspirations of the European EP community.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1733-1738
JournalEP Europace
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015


  • EP wire
  • EHRA network
  • Survey
  • Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac implantable electronic devices
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Clinical practice


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