The Belgian Society of Cardiology has always been a strong proponent of the use of cardiac devices, only for indications recommended by international guidelines. Indications for which the use of such devices have shown definite clinical benefits. New, innovative devices can only be implanted in carefully selected patients who may benefit from their use and in the setting of a research protocol complying fully with present Belgian laws regarding the same.
Furthermore, the Belgian Society of Cardiology recommends all members, to promptly notify every severe device-related incident to the responsible authorities/companies, so that adequate action can be undertaken.
Message on behalf of the Board of the BSC