|Committee Member||Employment||Consultant||Speakers Bureau||Ownership/Partnership/Principal||Personal Research||Institutional, Organizational, or Other Financial Benefit||Expert Witness||Voting Recusals by Section∗|
|Craig T. January (Chair)||University of Wisconsin-Madison—Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine Division||None||None||None||None||None||None||None|
|L. Samuel Wann (Vice Chair)||Columbia St. Mary’s Cardiovascular Physicians—Clinical Cardiologist||None||None||None||None||None||4.1|
|Joseph S. Alpert||University of Arizona Health Sciences Center—Professor of Medicine||None||None||None||None||None||4.1|
|Hugh Calkins||Johns Hopkins Hospital—Professor of Medicine, Director of Electrophysiology||None||None||None||None||None||5.0|
|Joaquin E. Cigarroa||Oregon Health and Science University—Clinical Professor; Clinical Chief of Cardiology||None||None||None||None||None||None||None|
|Joseph C. Cleveland, Jr||University of Colorado—Professor of Surgery; Denver Veterans Affairs Hospital—Chief, Cardiac Surgery||None||None||None||None||None||None||None|
|Jamie B. Conti||University of Florida—Professor of Medicine; Division of Cardiovascular Medicine—Chief||None||None||None||None||5.0|
|Patrick T. Ellinor||Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center, Cardiac Arrhythmia Service—Director||None||None||None||None||None||None||None|
|Michael D. Ezekowitz||Jefferson Medical College—Professor||None||None||None||None||4.1|
|Michael E. Field||University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health—Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director of Cardiac Arrhythmia Service||None||None||None||None||None||None||None|
|Katherine T. Murray||Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Divisions of Clinical Pharmacology and Cardiology—Professor of Medicine||None||None||None||None||None||None|
|Ralph L. Sacco||University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Department of Neurology—Chairman||None||None||None||None||None||None|
|William G. Stevenson||Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Cardiac Arrhythmia Program—Director; Harvard Medical School—Professor of Medicine||None||None||None||None||5.0|
|Patrick J. Tchou||Cleveland Clinic Foundation—Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine Heart and Vascular Institute||None||None||None||None||None||None||None|
|Cynthia M. Tracy||George Washington University Medical Center—Associate Director and Professor of Medicine||None||None||None||None||None||None||None|
|Clyde W. Yancy||Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine—Magerstadt Professor of Medicine; Division of Cardiology—Chief||None||None||None||None||None||None||None|
This table represents the relationships of committee members with industry and other entities that were determined to be relevant to this document. These relationships were reviewed and updated in conjunction with all meetings and/or conference calls of the writing committee during the document development process. The table does not necessarily reflect relationships with industry at the time of publication. A person is deemed to have a significant interest in a business if the interest represents ownership of ≥5% of the voting stock or share of the business entity, or ownership of ≥$10,000 of the fair market value of the business entity; or if funds received by the person from the business entity exceed 5% of the person’s gross income for the previous year. Relationships that exist with no financial benefit are also included for the purpose of transparency. Relationships in this table are modest unless otherwise noted.
According to the ACC/AHA, a person has a relevant relationship IF: a) the relationship or interest relates to the same or similar subject matter, intellectual property or asset, topic, or issue addressed in the document; or b) the company/entity (with whom the relationship exists) makes a drug, drug class, or device addressed in the document, or makes a competing drug or device addressed in the document; or c) the person, or a member of the person’s household, has a reasonable potential for financial, professional, or other personal gain or loss as a result of the issues/content addressed in the document.
ACC indicates American College of Cardiology; AHA, American Heart Association; DSMB, data safety monitoring board; and HRS, Heart Rhythm Society.
↵∗ Writing committee members are required to recuse themselves from voting on sections to which their specific relationships with industry and other entities may apply. Section numbers pertain to those in the full-text guideline.
↵† No financial benefit.
↵‡ Indicates significant relationship.
↵§ Dr. Sacco’s relationship with Boehringer Ingelheim was added just after final balloting of the recommendations and before organizational review, so it was not relevant during the writing or voting stages of the guideline’s development.