October 2007

Volume 7 Issue 10

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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Why was there a need for this new RCES credential? Tell us about how the exam was created. How will it help benefit those in the EP lab? Two years ago we were approached by Dr. Seth Worley and Letitia Esbenshade-Smith, RCIS (both of Lancaster, Pennsy…
Title: Pacing the Octogenarian Plus Population (POPP): A Comparison of Physiologic Versus Ventricular Pacing in Those Who Are 80 Years of Age and Older Number of Patients: 200 Trial Start Date: August 2003 Trial End Date: Expected completion in Augu…
New Question: Roles in EP Lab I have two questions. We are having trouble in our lab hopefully you can help me out. We have three labs, and will be getting our fourth. One of our three labs is an EP lab. We have 3 RTs, 1 RN and an EP coordinator,…
The AFib Summit, held during the Heart Rhythm 2007 Annual Scientific Sessions, May 9-10, in Denver, Colorado, featured world-renowned experts who presented the latest in the diagnosis, management, drug therapy, outcomes, and ablation techniques for a…
Cardiovascular imaging presents as a landscape of multiple maturing technologies, developed through billions of dollars of research and decades of dedication by both industry and clinicians to create diagnostic tools capable of revealing many of the…
Does your ICD group have a name or nickname? When and how often does your ICD group meet? Our group s official name is the ICD Wellness Support Group. Our newsletter is called ...And the Beat Goes On. Our group meets quarterly. We also have a picni…
The Gap Phenomenon The gap phenomenon, sometimes confused with supernormal conduction, was first described in 1965 by Moe in dogs and later by Ahktar in humans as a condition in which premature impulses fail to conduct but conduction resumes with e…