Issue Content

June 30, 2020
Sheharyar Minhas, MD and colleagues present a case that describes the presence of high-grade atrioventricular (AV block) requiring pacemaker support in a patient with COVID-19.
June 8, 2020
In the next episode of The EP Edit podcast, we're talking with Amber Seiler, NP, Arrhythmia Services Program Coordinator at Cone Health in Greensboro, North Carolina.
June 6, 2020
It can be more difficult to barbeque a hamburger during the winter unless one has a high-quality grill capable of overcoming the elements. It appears that not only is cooling the esophagus during RF left atrial ablation protective of the esophagus, but it also does not interfere with the ability to ablate the posterior left atrium when using a tool as powerful as irrigated RF energy.
June 6, 2020
Amber Seiler, NP and colleagues discuss the development of a telemedicine program at Cone Health as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Cone Health is a 1,254-bed hospital system located in Greensboro, North Carolina.  
June 6, 2020
Jim Collins, CPC, CCC writes that since the outbreak of COVID-19, we’ve seen an increase in mainstream telehealth and reporting office visit codes for telehealth services. However, could all this go away as soon as the public health emergency is declared over? This article outlines some of the changes made by Medicare in the wake of the public health emergency declaration.
June 6, 2020
David Kenigsberg, MD, FHRS shares a recent case of a patient with COVID-19 who underwent pacemaker generator replacement. Dr. Kenigsberg is a founding member of Florida Heart Rhythm Specialists and the medical director of the electrophysiology laboratory at Westside Regional Medical Center in Plantation, Florida. 
June 6, 2020
Furqan A. Rajput, MD, MS and Abraham G. Kocheril, MD, FACC, FACP, FHRS provide a follow-up article on MACRA and the evolution of healthcare in the United States. Since their original article in EPLD’s September 2018 issue, there have been several updates from CMS as well as more information on the success of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).
June 6, 2020
Featured is an interview with Boris Keweloh, MD, Interventional Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist at Klinik Hirslanden in Zürich, Switzerland, and Founder/CEO of Cardiolectra GmbH in Berlin, Germany.
June 6, 2020
In this interview, EP Lab Digest speaks with Kenneth Civello, MD about his experience implementing telemedicine visits for his EP patients amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Civello is an electrophysiologist with Louisiana Cardiology Associates at Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
June 6, 2020
Tahmeed Contractor, MD and colleagues discuss their EP program in Loma Linda, California. Their core clinical EP team includes 5 physicians (including 1 pediatric electrophysiologist), 4 nurse practitioners, 1 RN coordinator, and 1 dedicated EP scheduler. The EP lab has 2 dedicated nurses, 3 cardiovascular techs, and other RN/CVTs that rotate in the EP lab.