Cover Story »

Multidisciplinary Approach to Patient Care and Research in the Management of Stroke Patients

Tue, 3/25/14 - 5:11pm | 0 Comments | 805 reads

Natalia S. Rost, MD, MPH discusses the collaborative approach at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care.


Cover Story »

South Atlantic Society of Electrophysiology for Allied Professionals Holds Twenty-Year Anniversary Meeting in September

Tue, 3/25/14 - 5:04pm | 0 Comments | 804 reads

Bob Roth, Executive Director of the SASEAP, presents information on the upcoming annual conference, which takes place September 12-14 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.


Cover Story »

Spotlight Interview: Athens Regional Medical Center

Tue, 3/25/14 - 4:55pm | 0 Comments | 908 reads

This month we check out this Cardiac Electrophysiology Program in Athens, Georgia.


Clinical Research »

Toray Satake Balloon Thermal Ablation System: Initial Experience and Clinical Trial

Tue, 3/25/14 - 5:14pm | 0 Comments | 831 reads

In this article, EP Lab Digest® speaks with David Haines, MD about the clinical trial evaluating the safety and effectiveness of the Toray Satake Balloon Thermal Ablation System.


Case Study »

Venoplasty of the Innominate Vein-Superior Vena Cava Junction in a Patient with a PLSVC: The Path of Least Resistance is Sometimes Not the Easiest

Tue, 3/25/14 - 5:18pm | 0 Comments | 695 reads

Gregory Woo, MD, FHRS, FACC et al demonstrate two anatomic variations encountered during cardiac device implantation that can make a routine case challenging: (1) venous stenosis with chronic leads, and (2) a persistent left superior vena cava.


Feature Interview »

Miniature Device Technologies: Creation and Design of the Micra™ Transcatheter Pacing System

Tue, 3/25/14 - 5:21pm | 0 Comments | 734 reads

Here we speak with Mike Hess, Vice President of Bradycardia R&D and the CRDM Division at Medtronic, about the creation of the Micra TPS seven years ago.


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Clinical Case Report: Recurrent Twiddler’s Syndrome

Mon, 7/2/12 - 10:08am | 0 Comments | 6452 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.