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A Look Back: 85 Years of Cardiac Pacing

Thu, 8/28/14 - 1:25pm | 0 Comments | 606 reads

B. Jakub Wilhelm, MD and Brigitte Osswald, MD summarize the history of cardiac pacemakers, from its beginnings in the 1920s until present day. Technical and clinical challenges of pacemaker implantation are also described.

Case Study »

Contact Force Mapping with Remote Manipulation of a Mapping Catheter

Thu, 8/28/14 - 2:10pm | 0 Comments | 898 reads

Todd J. Cohen, MD et al describe a case of remote mapping with Catheter Robotics’ Amigo Remote Catheter System using Biosense Webster’s Carto 3 System and SmartTouch catheter.

Cover Story »

Update on the ProMRI Study: The Role of MRI-Compatible ICDs in Improving Patient Care

Thu, 8/28/14 - 2:26pm | 0 Comments | 1074 reads

In this interview we speak with Rafael E. Pena, MD, FACC and J. Rod Gimbel, MD, FACC about the first patient with an ICD who underwent an MRI scan as part of the FDA-approved investigational ProMRI study.

Cover Story »

Social Media and Clinicians: Interview with Pasquale Santangeli, MD

Thu, 8/28/14 - 2:29pm | 0 Comments | 613 reads

In the newest installment of this continuing article series on EP clinicians and Twitter, EP Lab Digest® speaks with Pasquale Santangeli, MD from the Electrophysiology Section, Cardiovascular Division of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Spotlight Interview »

Spotlight Interview: John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital

Thu, 8/28/14 - 2:19pm | 0 Comments | 1375 reads

This month we check out an EP program in Phoenix, Arizona.

EP Editorial »

Debating ECG Screening in Young Athletes: The Time for Policy Change is Now!

Thu, 8/28/14 - 2:03pm | 0 Comments | 838 reads

Kevin R. Campbell, MD provides an editorial discussing the need for guidelines requiring routine ECG screening in young athletes prior to participation in organized sporting activities in the U.S.

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Screening to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes

Thu, 8/14/14 - 2:21pm | 0 Comments | 411 reads

The sudden death of young competitive athletes during exercise is a shocking and widely publicized topic. These unexpected events have attracted increasing amounts of attention in the general public, particularly with the growth of online and social media. Protocols for pre-athletic participation screening have come under scrutiny to refine the detection of “silent” cardiovascular diseases that predispose young individuals to sudden cardiac death (SCD).