Cover Story »

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

Thu, 7/31/14 - 5:01pm | 0 Comments | 68 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.


Cover Story »

Patient Perspectives: A Discussion With Hanna Heuser and Tenly Tibert

Thu, 7/31/14 - 5:11pm | 0 Comments | 224 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.


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 | 52 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.


Atrial Fibrillation »

Achieving Atrial Fibrillation Certification: Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-St. Francis

Thu, 7/31/14 - 5:27pm | 0 Comments | 62 reads

In this interview, we speak with Dr. Charles Lanzarotti, Medical Director for Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare’s Department of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Medical Director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-St. Francis, about receiving AF certification.


Inside the EP Lab »

Implantation of a Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator in an Adolescent

Thu, 7/31/14 - 5:31pm | 0 Comments | 59 reads

Takumi Yamada, MD and colleagues present a case implanting the S-ICD system in a 14-year-old male patient.


Inside the EP Lab »

Florida’s First Pediatric Implant of the Subcutaneous ICD: Interview with Dr. Rodrigo Nehgme

Thu, 7/31/14 - 5:33pm | 0 Comments | 54 reads

In this interview we speak with Dr. Rodrigo Nehgme, electrophysiologist at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando, Florida, about his first pediatric implantation case of a subcutaneous defibrillator in a 10-year-old boy.


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Clinical Case Report: Recurrent Twiddler’s Syndrome

Mon, 7/2/12 - 10:08am | 0 Comments | 7780 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.