December 2004

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Volume 4 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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Please describe your medical background and education. Why did you choose to work in the field of electrophysiology? I attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School (class of 1986) and completed my entire postgraduate training, including re…
Define: Quantity of the single-use item purchased: n, Original unit price of the single-use item: X, The sale price of the reprocessed item at a discounted rate S of the original item price, The sale price of the reprocessed item: S*X. Items may b…
What is the size of your EP lab facility and number of staff? We have two dedicated electrophysiology rooms. One is a biplane room that is used for ablations and device implants. The second is a single-plane room, used primarily for device implants…
Currently Under Discussion: R2 Pads Does anyone routinely position the R2 pads under fluroscopy so that they are placed exactly over the heart? R. Sparrow, RN No. We place the chest pad on the right subclavian area close to the sternum and the sec…
Case report. The patient is an 82-year-old man with a medical history significant for atherosclerotic heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, coronary artery bypass surgery, aortic valve replacement, New York Heart Association class III congestive heart…