Inside the EP Lab »

Cardiac CT or Cardiac MRI? Getting to the Heart of the Matter

Wed, 10/1/14 - 11:03pm | 0 Comments | 438 reads

Nathan Burgon, BS takes a brief look at two of the most common forms of heart imaging: cardiac CT and cardiac MRI.


Patient Stories »

EP Perspectives

Wed, 10/1/14 - 11:01pm | 0 Comments | 1381 reads

Ashley Shepherd shares her story of surviving an episode of sudden cardiac arrest, receiving an ICD, and later becoming a technical service specialist with St. Jude Medical.


Cover Story »

Screening to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes

Wed, 10/1/14 - 10:34pm | 0 Comments | 933 reads

Jason Huang, MD and Jordan M. Prutkin, MD, MHS discuss how more needs to be done to reduce sudden cardiac death in high school and college athletes in the United States.


Cover Story »

Primary Stroke Center: A Journey to Certification

Wed, 10/1/14 - 10:39pm | 0 Comments | 813 reads

Stroke Coordinator Susan Maynard, MS, RN-BC, CCNS, CCRN-CMC describes the process Mount Nittany Medical Center underwent to achieve Primary Stroke Center certification.


Cover Story »

Spotlight Interview: Korea University Anam Hospital

Wed, 10/1/14 - 10:45pm | 0 Comments | 573 reads

This month we check out an EP program in Seoul, South Korea.


Case Report »

A “Catastrophic” Complication of an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

Wed, 10/1/14 - 10:49pm | 0 Comments | 664 reads

Archana Kodali, MD and Koroush Khalighi, MD, FAOP, FACC, FCCP describe the association of superior vena cava syndrome with an intracardiac device and antiphospholipid antibodies.


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Clinical Case Report: Recurrent Twiddler’s Syndrome

Mon, 7/2/12 - 10:08am | 0 Comments | 8403 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.