Canadian Heart Rhythm Society Task Force Report on Physician Training and Maintenance of Competency for Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device Therapies: Executive Summary

Can J Cardiol. 2021 Nov;37(11):1857-1860. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2021.09.017. Epub 2021 Sep 25.


Physicians engaged in cardiovascular implantable electronic device (CIED)-related practice come from diverse training backgrounds with variable degrees of CIED implant training. The objective of the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society Task Force on CIED Implant Training was to establish a common structure and content for training programs in CIED implantation, related activities and maintenance of competency. This executive summary presents the essence of the report with key recommendations included, with the complete version made available in a linked supplement. The goals are to ensure that future generations of CIED implanters are better prepared for continuously evolving CIED practice and quality care for all Canadians.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Advisory Committees / statistics & numerical data*
  • Arrhythmias, Cardiac / therapy
  • Canada
  • Cardiology / education*
  • Clinical Competence / standards
  • Defibrillators, Implantable*
  • Education, Medical, Graduate / methods*
  • Electric Countershock / standards
  • Electronics
  • Guidelines as Topic
  • Humans
  • Pacemaker, Artificial*
  • Physicians / standards*
  • Societies, Medical*