December 2005

Volume 5 Issue 12

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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For example, that 150 bpm rate might be perfectly appropriate for a patient doing strenuous exercise. It would just be an exercise-induced sinus tachycardia. In fact, in such a patient, it would be a problem if the ventricular rate did not respond th…
Advanced EP/Troubleshooting Kam Benfield, PA Asheville Cardiology Associates Asheville, NC "Advanced EP/Troubleshooting" was actually a three-part (and three subject) lecture on: 1) Structure and Function of the Atrioventricular (AV) Node; 2) C…
What is the size of your lab facility and number of staff members? What is the mix of credentials at your lab? We currently have one interventional electrophysiology laboratory, three coronary intervention rooms, one Pediatric Bi-Plane interventiona…
From Lee Roush ( I do know some extraordinary folks from the EP department at St. Luke s Roosevelt Hospital (in New York) and Valley Hospital (in Ridgewood, New Jersey). The team services both hospitals. The head of the group…
High risk patients, who do not qualify for an implantable cardioverter-defibrillators, run a risk of ventricular arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death. However, if a new ICD cannot be implanted due to surgical contraindications, recent revascularizatio…
Describe the SilvaGard Antimicrobial Surface Treatment. How does it work? SilvaGard is a surface deposition technology that applies monodispersed silver nanoparticles to the surface of devices. The application involves a dipping process that results…
New Questions: Placing Sheaths What about placement of femoral venous and/or arterial sheaths for EP catheters? Also, if non-MDs are placing sheaths, what are their qualifications, and are there protocols for credentialing, etc.? Esther Weiss, R…
Peggy Strieper, DO, Director of Pacing and Electrophysiology Sibley Heart Center Cardiology Children s Healthcare of Atlanta Describe your medical background. Medical school: University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iow…