January 2006

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Volume 6 Issue 1

Editorial Staff

Clinical Editor
Bradley Knight, MD
Executive Editor
Laurie Gustafson
Managing Editor
Jodie Elrod
Production Manager
Alexa Flinn

Editorial Correspondence

Jodie Elrod, Managing Editor, EP Lab Digest
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What prompted you to write this book? Electrophysiology is expanding in leaps and bounds. More and more implantable defibrillators and catheter ablation procedures are being performed each year. In order to keep up with these developments, it is imp…
What is the size of your EP lab facility and number of staff members? What is the mix of credentials at your lab? This is a 230-bed facility. We have one EP lab with a staff of three: two RN, BSNs, and our manager is an RT(R), CV, RCIS. When was…
As the field of electrophysiology (EP) continues to explode, serving as probably the fastest-growing part of cardiology, we look back at the year at some of the major publications in EP. Due to space limitations, we cannot obviously mention every wor…
New Question: Billing for Failed CRT Implant Does anyone know if CRT (DRG 535 or 536) covers the hospital's costs if the patient is a non-responder and must go to the OR for epicardial lead placement? name withheld by request (Readers, to reply to…