November 2006

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Volume 6 Issue 11

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
HMP Communications, 70 E. Swedesford Rd
Suite 100, Malvern PA 19355
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With the advent of the Stereotaxis remote catheter navigation technology (Stereotaxis, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri), we saw an opportunity to improve our ability to perform complex ablation procedures while maximizing the capabilities of an advanced 3-…
With the advent of the Stereotaxis remote catheter navigation technology (Stereotaxis, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri), we saw an opportunity to improve our ability to perform complex ablation procedures while maximizing the capabilities of an advanced 3-…
What is the size of your EP lab facility and number of staff members? What is the mix of credentials at your lab? Our dedicated EP lab has four RNs, 1 RT, and 1 multidisciplinary tech. Several of these staff members have worked in cardiology for mo…
Children's has been named one of the Top 100 Learning Organizations annually by Training magazine since 2002. In addition, by treating nearly 30,000 children every year, Children's Sibley Heart Center has garnered national recognition for innovat…
The official advice has always been, no MRI if your patient has an implantable pacemaker or defibrillator. Although it is still recommended that such patients not undergo MRI, two recent studies have suggested that MRI could be possible, if the scan…
New Questions: Pay Scale Differences Since the EP/Cath lab is a multidisciplined venue, we have a multi-talented group that consists of a variety of different credentialed personnel. I would like to recruit answers/input from the EP Lab Digest re…
Describe CardioOptics' SiteSeekir technology. What types of procedures can it be utilized for? CardioOptics developed a fiberoptic catheter that allows direct vision inside the heart. It uses a laser beam, filtering out a certain frequency of the s…