Letter from the Editor »
A recently published Expert Consensus Statement addresses when ICD therapy is reasonable in patients who are not represented in the latest ICD guidelines.
Cover Story »
Michael Neal, CRNA, MSN describes how utilizing a dedicated EP CRNA team paired with cardiac anesthesiologists has helped Duke University Medical Center to increase patient safety, satisfaction levels, and case success.
Cover Story »
EP Lab Digest® speaks with Hanna Heuser and Tenly Tibert, who both work in the cardiovascular medical device field as clinical specialists for Medtronic, and both have ICDs. Here they share their experience as device patients working in the cardiac electrophysiology field.
Spotlight Interview »
This month we check out an EP program in Staten Island, New York.
Digital Medicine and Healthcare »
In this continuing article series, EP Lab Digest® speaks with Suneet Mittal, MD, FACC, FHRS, Director of Electrophysiology for the Valley Hospital Health System.
EP Review »
Pulmonary Embolism as a Complication of Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation: Case Report and Review of the Literature
Alyssa M. Feldman, MS and colleagues discuss how a better understanding of pulmonary embolism risk factors and the proactive administration of thromboprophylaxis in high-risk patients may help minimize the risk of this complication.
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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.