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Computer Modeling in EP Education

Mon, 7/7/14 - 4:56pm | 0 Comments | 786 reads

In this article we learn about VisibleEP, which is an interactive learning software that brings a virtual EP laboratory to your personal computer.


Emerging Technologies »

A Novel, Quick and Easy Non-Invasive Option for Skin Closure After Implantable Cardiac Device Procedures

Mon, 7/7/14 - 5:04pm | 0 Comments | 1310 reads

Daniel S. Goldman, MD, FACC, FHRS and Linda Moulton, RN, MSN describe a new “non-invasive” device for skin closure that was recently approved for low-tension surgical wounds.


Cover Story »

Improving and Redesigning EP Lab Turnaround Time (TAT)

Mon, 7/7/14 - 5:37pm | 0 Comments | 959 reads

Luann Hallahan, RN, BSN, BC presents a study that was done to determine if a single, dedicated EP lab at UPMC Passavant Hospital could improve its TAT efficiency to compare to the Operating Room TAT national average of 20-25 minutes.


Cover Story »

MADIT-CHIC: Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in the Treatment of Chemotherapy-Induced Cardiomyopathy

Mon, 7/7/14 - 5:42pm | 0 Comments | 870 reads

Mary P. Orencole, MS, ANP-BC and colleagues provide information on MADIT-CHIC, the first prospective study of the cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) in chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy.


Spotlight Interview »

Spotlight Interview: West Florida Hospital

Mon, 7/7/14 - 5:31pm | 0 Comments | 1050 reads

This month we check out the EP program in Pensacola, Florida.


Case Study »

Subcutaneous Implantable Defibrillator: First Experience at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands

Mon, 7/7/14 - 5:13pm | 0 Comments | 967 reads

Senthil Thambidorai, MD, FHRS details a case from the Memorial Hermann The Woodlands, a community-based hospital that recently performed their first S-ICD implantation.


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Clinical Case Report: Recurrent Twiddler’s Syndrome

Mon, 7/2/12 - 10:08am | 0 Comments | 7720 reads

Bayliss et al were the first to describe Twiddler’s syndrome.1 In the paper, the authors presented the main characteristics of Twiddler’s syndrome — namely, the twisting or coiling of the lead around the pacing device, followed by lead retraction or lead fracture. They also noted that loss of capture and sensing are typically seen.