Appendix 4

2012 Author Relationships With Industry and Other Entities (Relevant)—2012 ACCF/AHA/HRS Focused Update Incorporated Into the ACCF/AHA/HRS 2008 Guidelines for Device-Based Therapy of Cardiac Rhythm Abnormalities

Committee MemberEmploymentConsultantSpeaker's BureauOwnership/ Partnership/ PrincipalPersonal ResearchInstitutional, Organizational, or Other Financial BenefitExpert WitnessVoting Recusals by Section
Cynthia M. Tracy, ChairGeorge Washington University Medical Center—Associate Director and Professor of MedicineNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Andrew E. Epstein, Vice ChairUniversity of Pennsylvania—Professor of MedicinePhiladelphia VA Medical Center—Chief, Cardiology Section
  • Boston Scientific (DSMB)

  • Medtronic

  • Medtronic/Cryocath (DSMB)

  • St. Jude Medical (DSMB)

  • Zoll—Advisory Board

NoneNone
  • Biotronik

  • Boston Scientific

  • Cameron Health

  • Medtronic

  • St. Jude Medical

  • Boston Scientific, Medtronic, St. Jude Medical—industry supporters of fellowship program

None2.4.1
Dawood DarbarVanderbilt University School of Medicine—C. Sydney Burwell Associate Professor Medicine PharmacologyNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Vanderbilt Arrhythmia Service—Director
John P. DiMarcoUniversity of Virginia—Director, Clinical EP Laboratory
  • Medtronic

  • St. Jude Medical

NoneNone
  • Boston Scientific

NoneNone2.4.1
Sandra B. DunbarEmory University, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing—Associate Dean for Academic Advancement, Charles Howard Candler ProfessorNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
N.A. Mark Estes IIITufts University—Professor of Medicine
  • Boston Scientific

  • Boston Scientific, EP Fellowship Educational Symposium

  • Medtronic

NoneNone
  • Boston Scientific—MADIT-RIT (Co-PI)

NoneNone2.4.1
T. Bruce Ferguson, JrEast Carolina University—Professor of Surgery and Physiology
  • United Healthcare—Advisory Board

NoneNoneNoneNoneNone2.4.1
Stephen C. HammillMayo Clinic—Professor of MedicineNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Pamela E. KarasikGeorgetown University Medical School—Associate Professor of MedicineNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
VA Medical Center, Washington, DC—Acting Chief of Cardiology
Mark S. LinkTufts Medical Center—Professor of MedicineNoneNoneNone
  • Boston Scientific— MADIT-RIT (Co-PI)

NoneNone2.4.1
Joseph E. MarineJohns Hopkins University—Associate Professor of MedicineNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Mark H. SchoenfeldYale University School of Medicine—Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • United Healthcare Advisory Board

NoneNoneNoneNoneNone2.4.1
Amit J. ShankerCenter for Advanced Arrhythmia Medicine— DirectorNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons—Assistant Professor of Medicine
Michael J. SilkaUniversity of Southern California—Professor of PediatricsNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Children's Hospital Los Angeles—Chief, Division of Cardiology
Lynne Warner StevensonBrigham & Women's Hospital—Director, Cardiomyopathy and Heart FailureNoneNoneNone
  • Biosense Webster

NoneNone2.4.1
William G. StevensonBrigham & Women's Hospital—Director, Clinical Cardiac EPNoneNoneNone
  • Biosense Webster

NoneNone2.4.1
Paul D. VarosyVA Eastern Colorado Health Care System—Director of Cardiac ElectrophysiologyNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
University of Colorado Denver—Assistant Professor of Medicine

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 group 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 if the interest represents 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 ACCF/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 or content addressed in the document.

DSMB indicates Data Safety Monitoring Board; EP, electrophysiology; HRS, Heart Rhythm Society; MADIT-RIT, Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial–Reduce Inappropriate Therapy; PI, principal investigator; and VA, Veterans Affairs.

  • Writing group members are required to recuse themselves from voting on sections to which their specific relationships with industry and other entities may apply.

  • No financial benefit.

  • Indicates significant relationship.