The history of ISHM and its successor ISHNE began with scientific symposia. In 1979 Antonio Bayes de Luna organized a first international educational symposium on Holter Electrocardiography in Barcelona, which was presented as a professional service by Del Mar Avionics, Irvine, USA. At this symposium Bruce Del Mar started a longstanding partnership with ISHM and ISHNE and their many scientific members up to the present time. In 1983 Vinzenz Hombach, who was not aware of Antonio´s symposium, organized an international meeting on Holter Monitoring in Cologne. He invited Shlomo Stern as one of the international leaders in Holter monitoring and in particular as an expert of silent myocardial ischemia detected by Holter electrocardiography to present a paper on silent ischemia, but Shlomo was unable to come to Cologne. Instead of Shlomo, Dan Tzivoni, his co-worker, presented work on silent myocardial ischemia. In 1985 Vinzenz Hombach organized a second international symposium in Cologne entitled “Invasive Cardiovascular Therapy – Recent Advances and Future Developments”.

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On March 3, 2016 passed away Professor  John  E. Gialafos MD, FESC, FACC, an early member and conitinuous supporter of ISHNE, a pioneer in pacing and arrhythmias in Greece. He was 81 years old.

Seventh Winter ISHNE Meeting at XXII Conference of the Working Group on Non-Invasive Electrocardiology and Telemedicine of Polish Cardiac Society was held on 2-5 March 2016 in Zakopane – the capital of the Polish Tatra mountains.

We are pleased to invite you to participate in Seventh Winter ISHNE Meeting at Conference of the Working Group on Non-Invasive Electrocardiology and Telemedicine  of Polish Cardiac Society that will be held on 2-5 March 2016 in the city of Zakopane – the capital of . the Polish Tatra mountains. As every year we meet to spent a few days at studying most basic, but also most important of cardiac studies, it means ECG! As every year for those who like ECG we prepared a lot of theoretical and practical scientific sessions and workshops!

16-17th October 2015 the 4th Conference «Controversies of Modern Cardiology: disputable and unresolved questions» and 3d Forum of Young Cardiologists took place in Samara (Russia). More than 1100 participants from Russia, USA, Portugal, Czech Republic, and Germany visited the Conference this year. The Program comprised more than 50 scientific and industry symposium. Three of them were under the auspices of International Society of Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology.

Being a major diagnostic criterion in the context of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia (ARVC/D), epsilon wave has great impact on the diagnostic score, which can be pivotal in patients with minimal clinical manifestations of the disease or family members undergoing screening for ARVC/D.  However, it remains not quantifiable and therefore may leave room for substantial subjective interpretation.

ISHNE Epsilon Wave Initiative was aimed to assess interobserver variability in regard to assessment of ECG patterns representing right precordial leads in subjects undergoing clinical screening for ARVC/D.

Dear  ISHNE Members,

16th ISHNE Congress starts the day after tomorrow in Lyon!

Find enclosed the congress program.
Please note, that ISHNE General Assembly will take place during the Opening Ceremony on Thursday at 6 PM.

See you in Lyon!

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Recently, Poland for two days has become the world capital of electrocardiology. On October 10-11, the symposium Baltic Electrocardiology Autumn: Telemedicine and Arrhythmia (BEATA) was held in the city of Sopot. ISHNE was the main organizer of this event. Faculty of the conference consisted of prominent specialists in the field of electrocardiology. They came to the Polish Baltic coast literally from all over the world. Participants of BEATA had the opportunity to listen to speakers from Argentina (Sergio Dubner), Canada (Derek Exner), Czech Republic (Josef Kautzner), Denmark (Christian Jons), Finland (Heikki Huikuri), France (Philippe Ritter), Germany (Friedrich Koehler), Hungary (Bela Merkely), Italy (Maurizio Gasparini, Antonio Raviele), Russia (Alexander Romanov), Sweden (Cecilia Linde, Pyotr Platonov), UK (John Camm) and USA (Hugh Calkins, Suave Lobodzinski, Brian Olshansky, Ewa Prokopczuk, Jonathan Steiberg, Niraj Varma, Wojciech Zaręba).


On September 16 passed away Jerzy Zadara (age of 68), President of Oxford Poland.

He was a man of business. He perfectly knew business rules but was never slave of them. He understood that business is for profit but he was first of all a visionary and could also realize the visions of others – and in the name of vision could incur losses. Those his qualities have created in the 80s of the twentieth century in Central Europe possibility of making a leap forward in the field of cardiology and electrocardiology. Jerzy Zadara took a risk and invested in technology invented by Norman Holter, long-term ambulatory ECG monitoring. Jerzy Zadara supported financially education, teaching and sciences . He also significantly supported activities of ISHNE. We will keep him in our memories.

President of ISHNE
Ryszard Piotrowicz