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More Guidance Regarding Which Patients Should be Treated with Implantable Defibrillator Therapy

Thu, 7/31/14 - 5:05pm | 0 Comments | 574 reads

A recently published Expert Consensus Statement addresses when ICD therapy is reasonable in patients who are not represented in the latest ICD guidelines.

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Positive Outcomes Related to Utilizing a Dedicated Anesthesia Team in the Electrophysiology Lab

Thu, 7/31/14 - 5:01pm | 0 Comments | 1115 reads

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.

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Patient Perspectives: A Discussion With Hanna Heuser and Tenly Tibert

Thu, 7/31/14 - 5:11pm | 0 Comments | 2240 reads

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 »

Spotlight Interview: Staten Island University Hospital

Thu, 7/31/14 - 5:16pm | 0 Comments | 1230 reads

This month we check out an EP program in Staten Island, New York.

Digital Medicine and Healthcare »

Social Media and Clinicians: Interview with Suneet Mittal, MD, FACC, FHRS

Thu, 7/31/14 - 5:36pm | 0 Comments | 1201 reads

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

Thu, 7/31/14 - 5:24pm | 0 Comments | 973 reads

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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Clinical Case Report: Recurrent Twiddler’s Syndrome

Mon, 7/2/12 - 10:08am | 0 Comments | 8066 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.